Graphics reporter Education: University of Virginia. BS in Architecture Atthar Mirza joined The Post late in 2018. Here he has helped expand the video team’s toolkit of graphics templates and worked on several award-winning projects. His contributions include animating and producing episodes of the Fact Checker video series, and data research and reporting for visual investigations. Before joining The Washington Post, Atthar Mirza was an animator and video journalist at the Wall Street Journal. His work included widely shared videos about China's Belt and Road project, the history of auto tariffs in the United States and campaign advertising. Prior to the Journal, Atthar was an Animation Fellow at the Atlantic. His work there included making virtual reality videos, working on a magazine cover story about the Mona Lisa, and creating the Vimeo Staff Pick winning “A Visual History of Light." Atthar is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a B.S. in Architecture. At The Post, Atthar creates data visualizations and produces original animations for stories across the newsroom. Honors & Awards:
Online Journalism Awards Finalist, 2020
Webby Awards People's Voice Winner and Honoree, 2020
The Trump campaign’s version of the story illustrates a successful — and often inaccurate — picture of the president's response to the pandemic. The Fact Checker analyzed thousands of social media posts to show the extent of the campaign’s attempt to recast the narrative.