New York Times meets Süddeutsche Zeitung – HeadlineAffairs made it happen


June 1, 2015 – Data-driven journalism: what does this catchphrase actually mean in practice? New York Times data journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Sarah Cohen shed some light on this question in a recent interview with Nikolaus Piper, editor at the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. The two journalists met on the sidelines of a one-day conference on the future of the media industry in a digital age that was organized and co-hosted by Munich-based think tank MÜNCHNER KREIS. During the meeting, which HeadlineAffairs had enabled, Cohen shared some key insights about the Times’ approach to data-driven journalism. The most important ones and their meaning for the German media and journalism landscape could later be read in Piper’s analysis “Das zahlt sich aus – Wie die ‘New York Times’ im Kampf um Leser aus Daten Geschichten macht” (“In the battle for readers, the New York Times turns data into stories”). The piece was published in print and online on sueddeutsche.de.

[caption id="attachment_3955" align="aligncenter" width="448"]Investigativjournalistin der New York Times und Pulitzer-Preisträgerin – Sarah Cohen New York Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Sarah Cohen. (Source: Stefan Pielow / MÜNCHNER KREIS)[/caption]