Sarah Slobin
Things Editor, Quartz
Biography
Sarah Slobin is the editor of the Things Team at Quartz, a digitally native news outlet for business people in the new global economy. The Things Team is a group of nerdy hacker/journalists and data visualization specialists who commit acts of journalism in code and make stories from data.

Slobin began her career at the New York Times, working on the graphics desks across the newsroom and running the business graphics team. She was the infographics editor at Fortune and a visual editor at the Wall Street Journal. She is story-form agnostic, a data junkie driven by visual stories who thinks the center is defined by the edges.

Currently, Slobin teaches data storytelling at Columbia University's Lede program. She was the first innovator-in-residence at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media.
Sarah Slobin
Things Editor, Quartz
The Secret to Dataviz Is Witches, Bigfoot & Spoiled Food

Data is part of our everyday lives, so why do we think data visualization is magic? In this workshop, you’ll learn to tell stories with data using some of the frameworks that journalists use to find stories in statistic.

With a curated set of numbers, we’ll play a series of different games, each challenge speaking to a different theme you need to understand to make good data stories. We'll also look at the ideas of ”as compared to what?,” sleuthing for outliers, the Frankenstein of audience, and the truth behind click/no click.