The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was executive editor, digital, and interim chief digital officer at the Guardian. There, he led the Guardian’s product and technology teams as well as heading visual journalism. Before coming to the Guardian, Pilhofer was associate managing editor for digital strategy and editor of interactive news at The New York Times. Outside the newsroom, Pilhofer co-founded two news-related startups: and Hacks/Hackers.

Summer Conference Event
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Build a Better News Mousetrap: A Crash-Course in Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for building better news products. It is used by some of the largest, most innovative news sites in the world to rapidly develop and test new products and features. In these hands-on workshops, we will learn the basics of design thinking, and how this approach has revolutionised the process.
Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University