I’m the founding director of the Journalism + Design program at The New School in NYC —  a Knight Foundation-funded program that seeks to map design methodologies onto journalistic practices and invest students with the imagination for real innovation in rigorous, evidence-based storytelling and news expression.

I recently completed a Tow Fellowship at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and wrote a paper for the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. My next book, The Moleskine Diaries, comes out from Simon & Schuster in June 2017.

I’ve been interviewed for and cited in publications such as the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times magazine, Businessweek, and the Believer, and have appeared on shows such as Talk of the Nation and CBS Sunday Morning. My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesGQSlateSalon and All Things Considered. I’m the co-author of the book Smartbomb: The Quest for Art Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution.

You can contact me at heather.chaplin [at] gmail.com.