Data Correspondent and Journalist, The Economist
James Fransham is a data correspondent for The Economist, working from the newspaper’s New York City bureau. In this role since January 2015, he covers a broad range of subjects such as political science, labor markets, housing, crime, and corruption—but always with a quantitative element. Fransham began his journalism career at The Economist’s London headquarters, initially as a statistician and researcher which, after a stint helping to manage Economist.com, led naturally into data journalism. He has also been deputy homepage editor. Before joining The Economist in 2009, Fransham worked as a housing analyst for Savills, a large UK-based property consultancy.