Graham Starr (me) is a journalist and editor making things with math, art, and computers, currently working on new ways to bring the news to readers at The New York Times. I focus on features, digital projects, and investigations, and edit stories about business and technology. (To reach me securely, use my PGP public key when you send me an email; here is a guide to setting up PGP.)
I’ve written about business and technology for The New York Times, 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!
At The New York Times, I’m a senior staff editor working on new news products. Previously, I was an editor on special sections, working across desks to build themed feature packages, and before that I covered breaking news. Before The Times, I was a special projects editor at New York Magazine, where I oversaw pop-up blogs about technology. 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.
In college, I was 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.