Graham Starr (me) is a journalist, editor, and comedian who makes things with math, art, and computers. I focus on interactive projects, digital features, and investigations (here is my PGP key and email). 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. (It’s possible you heard about me from a recent episode of On Margins.) Breitbart once wrote an article about one of my projects and they put my name in scare-quotes for the entire thing. It was weird!
I’m currently a senior staff editor at The New York Times, where I work on the breaking news desk. Before the Times, I edited special projects for newsmagazines, most recently for New York Magazine, where I oversaw pop-up blogs and feature packages about technology for the website. Before New York, I was on staff at WIRED as the research assistant to editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson. And before WIRED, I was a member of The Atlantic’s special projects team. One of the projects I edited for The Atlantic won a 2017 MPA Imagination Award.
I’m interested in experimental storytelling 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 used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to account for historic wage inequity.
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.
If you’d like to hire me to do something cool for you, or just want to chat, please send me an email. I’d love to hear from you!