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WSJ senior graphics editor named innovator in residence

November 20, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Sarah Slobin, a senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal, has been named the first Visiting Ogden Newspapers Innovator in Residence at the Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia.

A story on its website states, “As a visual journalist at The Wall Street Journal, Slobin works with developers, editors and reporters to create interactive stories using data, photography, audio, video and infographics. Since starting at The Wall Street Journal in 2009, Slobin has produced or directed several multimedia projects including Trials, Life in the Euro Zone and The Vote. She was also part of the What They Know series producing database-driven journalism on digital tracking that won the Loeb award for interactive journalism in 2010.

“‘It’s an awesome opportunity,’ Slobin said of joining the School of Journalism team. ‘I love the idea of building a project from the ground up with a group of students who are digital natives. Especially now when the model for consuming media and journalism is entirely turned on its head.’

“Prior to The Wall Street Journal, Slobin was the infographics director for Fortune Magazine working with Fortune.com and CNNMoney. Before Fortune, Slobin spent 15 years at The New York Times – 10 as a graphics editor working on every news desk and as manager of the Business graphics desk. In addition, Slobin has taught infographics and classes at New York University, The New School and Columbia University.”

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