01.03.17
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

S1E11: Steve Duenes


Steve Duenes is an Assistant Editor at The New York Times.

As a visual journalist, Duenes has covered half a dozen Presidential elections, and his team worked to clarify the complex election forecasting models that became commonplace in 2016. How do you convey uncertainty while serving readers who want to quickly grasp the situation?

When you’re presenting that information, it’s not a fact. It is something else.

Read graphics editor Gregor Aisch’s explanation of the jittery gauge on the Times election forecast.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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