multimedia editor, Le Monde Interactif, Paris, France
Project: Research and develop data visualization tools for online journalists, and create a data visualization how-to guide and toolkit that small, medium and independent news operations could use without extensive training.
McGhee was born and raised in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and his master’s from Columbia University. He started his journalism career in 1999 as an interactive designer at ABCNews.com. In 2000, he joined NYTimes.com, the web edition of The New York Times, as graphics editor. He became Enterprise editor in 2002, collaborating with the Times’ print newsroom on special projects and multimedia. In 2004, he was a part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for an investigation of worker deaths and injuries at a pipe foundry. He became a video journalist in 2006, shooting, reporting and editing stories for NYTimes.com. In 2008, he moved to Paris to join LeMonde.fr as their multimedia editor. He has won numerous online journalism awards from the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, the National Press Photographers’ Association, Pictures of the Year International, Editor and Publisher, and Communication Arts.
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