An excellent interview with NYT’s Amanda Cox:
ON SKETCHING OUT IDEAS
I’m really quick at making those five hundred charts and I think making stuff we throw away is my most important skill.
ON IMPACTFUL CONTENT
If you don’t have content you can’t make anything. But I think there’s a fundamental difference between things that matter and things that are just amusing or whatever. The impact of solid reporting and how much work solid reporting actually is has become really clear to me from the New York Times.
It’s not advocacy, it’s more like, “Can I introduce you to new things?” or “Can I cause you to think about old things in a different way?” or “Can I give you a sense of scale about something?” I mean, informing people is our real, primary goal.