Graham Starr (me) is a journalist and editor who makes things with math, art, and computers, currently working for The New York Times. I focus on features, interactive projects, and investigations. (To reach me securely, use my PGP public key to send me an email; here is a guide to setting up PGP.) I’ve written about technology for Wired, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Slate, and the Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, and my projects have been featured in the Washington Post, Fortune, NPR, and HuffPost, among others. In 2017, I was part of the team that won a Magazine Publishers Award for work on an interactive timeline. Breitbart once wrote about one of my projects and put my name in scare-quotes for the entire thing. It was weird!
I’m a senior staff editor on the special sections desk at The New York Times, where I work across subjects to build themed packages. I primarily serve as the assigning editor for stories about business and technology, and as the desk’s digital editor. Previously, I was an editor on the breaking news desk. Before the Times, I was a special projects editor at New York Magazine, where I oversaw pop-up blogs and feature packages about technology for the website. Before New York, I was the research assistant to WIRED’s editor-in-chief, Nicholas Thompson. And before WIRED, I was a member of The Atlantic’s special projects team. One project I edited for The Atlantic won a 2017 MPA Imagination Award.
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, launched its first website, and grew its staff from five to 60. The group’s official constitution is pretty wild.
More of my résumé can be seen by looking at my résumé.