The Times techie
Oct 7, 2011
This story highlights an MU alumnus who is creating media of the future at the New York Times.
From MIZZOU magazine
On the morning after each year’s Academy Awards,The New York Times print edition delivers what its subscribers have come to expect: comprehensive coverage of the evening’s big winners, emotional speeches, odd moments, stunning wardrobes and stale jokes. It’s “All the news that’s fit to print.”
Only that’s not enough anymore. With the explosion of social media, live video feeds and up-to-the-minute blogging, news consumers have been demanding more: More than day-after stories. More than perfunctory Web updates. More than what The New York Times and other newspapers were known for offering.
So in 2007, with hopes of gaining its footing in the digital world, the Times assembled an interactive news technology division, a group of journalist-programmers that experiments with Web storytelling. As its deputy editor, Brian Hamman, MA ’06, now leads the development of impressive online news applications and social media strategies. His task, ultimately, is to help carry the venerable Times brand into the ever-changing media landscape. More…