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March 27, 2011
Charles Blow
Visual Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
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Charles Blow BIO:
CURRENTLY
·Visual Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

PREVIOUS
·Art Director, National Geographic Magazine
·Design Director, New York Times
·Design Editor, New York Times
·Design Artist, Detroit News

EDUCATION
· B.A. in Mass Communications, Grambling State University

PERSONAL
·Has three children and resides in Brooklyn, New York




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Info: Our guest is Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times. He writes his opinion pieces using graphs and charts. He also writes a blog called “By The Numbers.” Mr. Blow worked for the Times as Graphics Director for nine years. He left in 2006 to become art director at National Geographic Magazine. He returned to the New York Times in April 2008 in his current position. Mr. Blow’s columns and graphs appear on Saturdays in the center columns of the New York Times Op-Ed page. In this interview, he discusses how his unusual job came about. He also talks through some of his graphics, charts, and columns on such subjects as: Dating, Childhood Obesity, Life in Large Cities, Acceptance of Gays in Society, and President Obama.





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