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Jan Diehm

Jan Diehm is a Jr. Journalist Engineer at The Pudding. She appreciates the finer things in life: LEGO sets, southern delicacies like pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes, and vintage Britney Spears.

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Media Diversity

Explore gender and racial diversity in a number of domains, from comic books to newsrooms.


Hot takes and cool viz that will light the fire for endless NBA debates.


Learn about complex topics with these accessible and visual explainers.

Breaking It Down

Take a deep-dive into what makes pop-culture and media awesome.


How deconstructing language reveals new perspectives on familiar topics.

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