Yanqi Xu is a reporter at the Flatwater Free Press, the first nonprofit statewide newsroom in Nebraska, where she covers inequality and social justice with data. Previously, she covered courts and law for NC Policy Watch and reported on public policy at PolitiFact in Washington D.C. At the Investigative Reporting Workshop, she was part of a team that developed the Public Accountability Project, a newsroom search tool that hosts more than 1 billion public records. Originally from China, she is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was a Center for Health Journalism 2022 National Fellow. For her fellowship project, Xu explored the impact of agriculture and its byproduct, nitrate pollution, on Nebraska’s residents, particularly children.