Paul Kiel, Reporter for Pro Publica
By Joan R. Magee
September 30, 2009
Paul has a hybrid role at Pro Publica, a reporter always, but a sometimes aggregator as well. He has worked in "new media," for many years before Pro Publica, for which he's worked since May 2008.
Q: How did you get your start in journalism? Did you begin in traditional media?
A: I began as an intern for Harper's Magazine and then worked as a stringer for them. Then I blogged for TPMmuckraker, Talking Points Memo’s investigative reporting blog, from 2006 to 2008. [TPM’s coverage of the firings of U.S. attorneys and politicization of the Department of Justice won a George Polk Award for legal reporting.
Q: How can graphics online work in a way that text alone can't? How do you think certain new technology can help the reader understand complicated topics in a way which wasn't possible previously?
According to New York Magazine's The Cut:
Last night, the British Fashion Council handed out its annual awards. As these things go, the shenanigans that ensued at the ceremony are grabbing more headlines than the actual awards. Such as Karen Elson, who fell into the orchestra pit when she walked onstage to present the Fashion Creator Award.
Nate Koach of Suburban Riot talks to NYU grad student Joan Magee -- some new edits are included.