One Year of Vox.com — What We’re Learning

Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein in a conversation with Yuri Victor about what the Vox team has learned since launching a year ago. Vox’s quick success — here’s a recap at nine months in — is often attributed to the way the team melds journalism, technology and design. Ezra and Yuri will explore the culture they and others at Vox are creating.

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Ezra Klein

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Vox.com

@ezraklein

Ezra Klein is Editor-in-Chief of Vox.com – a website he founded which focuses on giving the public crucial contextual information necessary to understand what’s happening in the world today.

Prior to starting Vox.com, Klein oversaw The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. He has also been a columnist for Bloomberg News and a regular contributor/policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on as Klein describes it “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.”

In addition to appearing and hosting on MSNBC, he has also appeared on Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Group, The Colbert Report and many more. The Economist named him one of the “Minds of the Moment.”

Yuri Victor

Designer, Vox Media

@yurivictor

Yuri Victor is a designer at Vox Media. He spends most of his time in the Vox newsroom melding design, programming, and journalism to help journalists tell stories. He’s worked in almost every newsroom role (reporter, editor, page designer, photographer) and in multiple departments (editorial, IT, marketing, advertising) and even had a stint pushing 600 pound rolls of paper around the pressroom. He most recently worked at The Washington Post where he helped introduce a new CMS and worked on some cool projects: The Grid, Liveblog, Know More and Truth Teller. He also sometimes helps build stuff for ONA and SND and contributes to open source projects like WordPress.