Peter Andringa

Peter Andringa

Journalist • Developer


Visuals Intern, The Guardian

Robertson Scholar, UNC & Duke

Work Experience

The Guardian
Visuals Intern

Covered the 2018 midterm elections for the Guardian's Visuals team, building election-related interactives, contributing to data analysis, and developing the Guardian's live election results.

London, UK
Sept-Dec. 2018

Multimedia Journalism Intern

Worked in NBC's national newsroom in the Owned Stations division, producing videos, designing graphics, developing interactives, and building digital tools for NBC's 15 local station websites.

New York, NY
June-Aug. 2018

The Delta Center
Media Intern

Assisted with the Delta Center’s “Most Southern Place on Earth” workshops by planning logistics, taking photos and video, producing multimedia stories, and designing printed marketing.

Cleveland, MS
June-Aug. 2017

Software Engineering Intern

Worked on the eCommerce technology team, entirely rebuilding an internal inventory management system with MySQL, MongoDB, Ruby on Rails, and JS.

Fairfax, VA
June-Aug. 2016

Software Engineering Intern

Washington, DC
June-Aug. 2015

Engineering Intern

Washington, DC
June-Aug 2014

Product Intern

Washington, DC
June-Aug 2013

Can you get May's Brexit deal through parliament?

I led the design and development of this game about the difficult path ahead for Theresa May's deal. It was popular with readers, gaining traction on social media and remaining on the homepage for two days.

The Guardian
Nov. 2018

Blue Wave or Ripple? A Visual Guide to the Democrats' Gains
Data Visualization

As the 2018 midterm election results came in, I contributed to The Guardian's visual analysis story by looking at night's results alongside demographic information.

The Guardian
Nov. 2018

2018 US Midterms: Live Results
Interactive, Data

Designed and built portions of The Guardian's midterm elections page, including both back-end data parsing, front-end React components, and the innovative ticker.

The Guardian
Nov. 2018

Facebook, the New Frontier of Political Ads
Writing, Interactive

An investigative story and interactive about the habits of political advertisers on Facebook.

NBC Stations
July 2018

"Things Have Got to Change": Affordable Housing in Chapel Hill

A profile of Yvette Matthews, an activist for affordable housing amid soaring rents in Chapel Hill.

April 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Journalism, Computer Science

Double-majoring in journalism and CS, with a minor in entrepreneurship. Relevant coursework includes Interactive Journalism, Big Data Ethics, Data Structures, UX design, and Multimedia Storytelling. GPA: 3.92

Chapel Hill, NC
Aug. 2016 - May 2020

Duke University
Robertson Scholar

Accepted into a selective scholarship program to be a “dual citizen” of both UNC and Duke, studying and living at both schools. Coursework includes Algorithmic Journalism, Politics and Media, and Profile Writing.

Durham, NC
Aug. 2016 - May 2020

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Concentration: Software Engineering

Attended a selective magnet high school for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Alexandria, VA
Sept. 2012 - June 2016

Duke DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy
Online Gatekeeping

Collaborated with Dr. Phillip Napoli on research on the spread of news content on social media, which was selected for the Association of Internet Researchers conference and is pending publication.

Duke University
May 2018 - (current)

Media and Journalism Emerging Technologies Lab
AR Storytelling

Developed new storytelling technologies in Prof. Steven King's lab, including a photogrammetry tool and a scavenger hunt app. Responsibilities included product management, research, design, and development.

UNC - Chapel Hill
Sept 2017 - (current)
Other Experience

UNC Faculty Council
Student Representative

Sept. 2017 - (current)

Robertson Community Council

Sept. 2016 - May 2018

Director of Marketing

Sept. 2016 - Feb. 2018

UNC Student Government
Academic Affairs & First Year Council

Sept. 2016 - May. 2018

Joe for SBP, Garima for SBP
Director of Strategy

Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2018