About Vignesh @VigneshR
Vignesh Ramachandran is a digital news editor for the PBS NewsHour. Ramachandran is also co-founder of Red, White and Brown Media, focused on building media representation and sharing South Asian American stories. Previously, he was at ProPublica, the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab and NBC News Digital.
Vignesh’s Recent Stories
World Nov 05Millions depend on private messaging apps to keep in touch. They’re ripe with misinformation
And while social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have come under intense scrutiny for hosting misinformation, private messaging services like Telegram, South Korea’s Kakao, the China-based WeChat and the largest--WhatsApp--have been more difficult to monitor because they host private,…
Nation Sep 16Post-9/11 surveillance has left a generation of Muslim Americans in a shadow of distrust and fear
National security programs and their reach went through significant changes in the period that followed 9/11.
Nation Sep 14WATCH: How American Muslims have been represented in popular culture post-9/11
At the 20th anniversary of 9/11, American Muslims are considering what the last two decades have meant for them and their communities.
Nation Jul 08Why ransomware attacks are on the rise — and what can be done to stop them
As a slew of disruptive ransomware attacks have rattled the U.S., here’s what you should know as debate over cybersecurity and how to fight ransomware continues.
Politics Jul 015 takeaways from the Trump Organization indictment on tax crimes
The indictment alleges a “scheme to defraud” tax authorities at the federal, state and city level in New York through tax evasion that occured since at least 2005.
Nation Jun 21How the Sikh community’s experiences with hate crimes shows why data collection is so important
Newly passed federal legislation advocates for better hate crime reporting and collection, but the government’s track record with data is spotty.
Nation Jun 10COVID-19 changed public transportation. Here’s how.
As more Americans get vaccinated and many start returning to workplaces, transit agencies see this transition to a post-pandemic society as an opportunity to fundamentally change how public transit works.
Economy May 13Why there are gas shortages and what it means for you at the pump
A cyberattack left one of the country’s largest pipelines stalled, driving Americans into a panic to buy gasoline.
Economy Apr 19Asian-owned businesses say they’re reeling from hate and violence, operating in fear
Asian American businesses are dealing with the spate of hate crimes, adding to the pandemic’s already difficult economic crisis.
Nation Apr 13Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the U.S., report finds
Fast-growing Asian American population set to change business and politics in the U.S.