Graham Starr (me) is a journalist and editor who makes things with math, art, and computers. I focus on interactive projects, digital features, and investigations (here is my PGP key). Currently, I’m on staff at WIRED magazine as the assistant to the editor-in-chief.
Before I was at WIRED, I was a member of The Atlantic’s ✨special projects team✨ where I built, managed, and edited cool features (such as a retrospective on the Obama presidency, an oral history of the American workforce, and an interactive on how the world has changed during your lifetime (the last of which won a 2017 MPA Imagination Award)).
I’m interested in experimental media and the intersection of comedy, tech, and journalism. In 2016, I participated in Comedy Hack Day, where my team, EquiTable, won the grand prize with a bill-splitting app that uses Bureau of Labor Statistics data to account for historic wage inequity. I’ve also done things with Stupid Hackathon and The Useless Press, and read jokes with An Evening of Humorous Readings. I also occasionally work with NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and this summer was an “Instigator” at the program’s ITP Camp, where I helped lead workshops on media, art, and technology.
Before I was at The Atlantic, I was a media consultant with the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) special projects unit. Before that, I was a Dow Jones News Fund digital intern at the Christian Science Monitor, where I wrote about technology and served on the digital design team. I was also the story designer and web editor for the Dow Jones News Fund’s “Phantom in Phoenix” multimedia reporting project.
In a previous life (before media), I was an intelligence analyst focusing on science and technology.
In college, I was the editor-in-chief of Tufts University’s humor magazine, The Zamboni. I revived and redesigned the then-25-year-old publication, launching its first website and growing its staff from five to 60. The group is still active on campus, developing experimental comedy projects in addition to printing its monthly magazine.
More of my résumé can be seen by looking at my résumé.
If you’d like to hire me to do something cool for you, or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’d love to hear from you!