Andrew is an Emmy-award winning visionary storyteller with a comprehensive background in interactive and multimedia journalism. He's currently "elevating the art of storytelling" at Second Story. In addition to providing creative and strategic direction, Andrew instills innovative methodologies to storytelling and audience engagement, orchestrates diverse team talents and fosters collaboration across the studio. As the former multimedia editor at The New York Times, he pioneered new approaches to interactive storytelling maintaining his commitment to journalistic integrity. Andrew managed a staff of multimedia journalists and technologists whose projects received many accolades including a Dupont and Emmy awards. In a previous life, he ran his own design agency, created InteractiveNarratives.org and was a multimedia journalism professor in San Francisco.
DeVigal is also a recognized industry leader in interface and usability design of news websites. Through The Poynter Institute, he led the 2000 Stanford-Poynter eye-tracking study of online readers. And through his web development consultancy, DeVigal Design, he has designed and redesigned several online news sites including the Albany Times Union, The Honolulu Advertiser and several websites for Knight-Ridder.
Since 1996, as the senior designer and producer of ChicagoTribune.com, DeVigal has helped shape the discussion about the future of journalism. Over the years, he have led conferences and discussions on panels and in classrooms to help advance the dialogue and develop the techniques of multimedia and online journalism. He launched Interactive Narratives in 2003 to celebrate and capture the best of online visual storytelling.
In addition to winning two Emmys and several nominations, DeVigal's work and the work of his desk have been recognized by The Alfred I. duPont Awards, World Press Photo, POYi, NPPA, ONA, SND and AEJMC. In 2009, DeVigal was named "Jim Gordon Editor of the Year" from the National Press Photographers Association for his innovation in multimedia storytelling.
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