Setareh Baig

Design Fellow, Local Reporting Network

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Setareh Baig is a design fellow for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network.Before joining ProPublica, she produced BuzzFeed’s news podcast, “Reporting to You.” She recently completed her master's thesis at NYU's Studio 20 program, in collaboration with The New Yorker, The Intercept and the analytics service, where she studied personalization for news content while prioritizing audience privacy.


Chad Walde believed in his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then he got a rare brain cancer linked to radiation, and the government denied it had any responsibility.


An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. Then they were raped, and that was only the beginning.

Standing by Their Convictions

The DNA didn’t match. The witnesses weren’t sure. But the prosecution persisted.

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