I am a journalist based in New York, taking some time off before moving home to Minneapolis, where I will be joining the Star Tribune later this year.
Most recently, I ran the Interactive News desk at The New York Times — a team of developer/journalists that builds software to help The Times find and tell better stories. Among other things, I coordinated the team's work around the 2016 elections; expanded our efforts in collaborating with reporters and building newsgathering tools; and oversaw the team's portfolio of new story forms, products and coverage experiments.
I also teach a course in advanced data journalism at Mizzou and co-founded the company Hot Type Consulting, which is best known for helping build and launch the Texas Tribune. Previously I worked as a reporter and editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Des Moines Register and the Houston Chronicle.