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How Editing and Design Changes News Graphics

Amanda Cox

The Times graphics department has won many national and international awards, including the National Design Award for communication design. Learn how graphics editors report, design and edit data visualizations, integrate interactivity with story telling, and explain the news. How do basic ideas from journalism — including the importance of editing — influence the graphics the Times makes? 


Amanda Cox is a member of the New York Times graphics department, a 25-person team of visual journalists that explain, illustrate and contextualize the news for the newspaper and nytimes.com. She joined the Times in 2005, after receiving a master's degree in statistics from the University of Washington.