Evolving graphics department at the New York Times

Posted to News  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Ken Doctor for Nieman Lab had a chat with Steve Duenes from the New York Times about the evolving, top-notch graphics department.

Fifteen or twenty years ago, Graphics was more of a service desk. It’s not a service desk anymore. The graphics department is really a news desk and works in parallel with the other news desks like Metro and National and International.

These days graphics are often the main part of the story, if not the entire thing.

I feel like a few years ago, media took a hard swing towards the visual, and then a little bit after took a short swing back to words. Now things seem to be balancing out. I’m curious what it looks like another twenty years from now (as I selfishly wonder if FlowingData looks anything like its current self).

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