Washington Post director of graphics Hannah Fairfield has resigned to join the New York Times as senior graphics editor “who produces, edits and manages visualization projects for science and manages large enterprise series across the newsroom,” says a Post memo.
The full memo is after the jump.
From: Jennifer Crandell
Date: Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Staff News: Hannah Fairfield to The New York Times
To: NEWS – All Newsroom
It’s with regret that we announce that Hannah Fairfield, Director of
Graphics, is leaving us to assume a new role at The New York Times.
In her time with us she has led the graphics staff to new heights of
excellence in print and online, with particularly robust interactive
visualizations. There are far too many notable graphics to give a full
accounting (the Japan earthquake, Congressional investigations, Occupy DC,
census coverages, motion graphic explainers, Bin Laden’s capture, political
projects, including interactives on primary results and candidate ad
spending), but what was constant to all the offerings, big and small, was
Hannah’s unrelenting eye for the kind of precise detail which keeps The
Post at the very top of the game with information graphics and cartography.
Her staff has been recognized by many professional accolades, is extremely
well regarded in the industry, and most importantly has greatly helped to
visualize complex concepts for our readers.
In her new role with the Times, Hannah will be Senior graphics editor who
produces, edits and manages visualization projects for science and manages
large enterprise series across the newsroom. She will remain in the DC
She will be with us through May. Karen Yourish and Laris Karklis will keep
the department running as we conduct the search for a replacement.
We wish Hannah the very best of luck. Her journalistic skills will be