Amanda Cox

Amanda is a graphics editor at the New York Times, where she creates charts and maps for the print and web versions of the paper. Before joining the Times in 2005, she received a Master’s degree in statistics. With a focus on data visualization and a fondness for slightly conceptual pieces, her work with colleagues has won several awards, including top honors at Malofiej, the largest international infographics contest.

Session: Shaping Data for News (Lessons from Helicopters and Manatees)

Data visualization should probably play a slightly different role in journalism than it does in other places. But the same can be said about technical drawings and illustrations, which have deeper histories in the news than some types of data visualization. What lessons should we steal from those disciplines?

Panel: Visualizing Complex Issues

How is data visualization changing how we investigate and understand complex issues -- from cities to economies to human behavior. We'll use recent work from the panelists along with other projects at various scales to explore what we can now know through big data and design.

Moderated by Adam Bly with panelists Amanda Cox, Moritz Stefaner and Wes Grubbs.