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Malofiej25 – Tom Giratikanon was a hit

Once again it was one of the young presenters at the Malofiej conference, who outshined the elder and more experienced guys and gals. Tom Giratikanon had a refreshing style which included both his own failures and successes. And as he today works at the New York Times he had some interesting insights to share with the crowd. For one he reported on the trend, that visual journalists – graphics people – are now moving into management outside the visual departments. They do so because they know how to tell and present a good story, and that skillset is needed across the journalistic spectrum. Four departments at NY Times have a visual person in charge or as deputy now. Upshot, Investigation, Climate and Culture …

To instill a bit of awe in the crowd he could also tell us, that NY Times had a very busy evening on the U.S. Election Night, where the world witnessed Donald Trump win the presidential election. The number of concurrent users on the NYT-website was steadily above 1 million users …

Oh – and to be fair with the ages, the self-proclaimed ‘Gramps’ Javier Zarracina from Vox, also put up a good show with interesting examples and punchy oneliners – like ‘We try to reach the audience – not attract the audience’ when he explained why they use so many ressources on social media at Vox.

The third best presenter was Anna Flagg from the Marshall Project, who gave a very spirited talk to ask all the datajournalists out there to keep the faith in their work, but also to work on the issues with too much distance and too little trust from the readers.