Would you call your colleagues in the New York Times graphics department journalists?
Yes. At the end of the day, we’re responsible for understanding what makes a great story and crafting the best way to tell it using a combination of the technical skills that we each have, such as cartography, programming, motion graphics or data visualization.

As reporters and editors, our job is also to curate: to look through all the data, visualize it and find the reason why the average reader should care. All in a way that feels like a value-added. With our popular piece “Snow Fall,” we had a ton of media: video interviews, data on avalanches, first-person accounts, audio and photography. There’s a part in “Snow Fall” explaining each path that different skiers took down the mountain. That’s a cumbersome thing to have words do on their own, and as a reader, you couldn’t hold this in your head. But we kn

Would you call your colleagues in the New York Times graphics department journalists?
Yes. At the end of the day, we’re responsible for understanding what makes a great story and crafting the best way to tell it using a combination of the technical skills that we each have, such as cartography, programming, motion graphics or data visualization.

As reporters and editors, our job is also to curate: to look through all the data, visualize it and find the…

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