Hannah Birch is ProPublica’s deputy editor, production. She oversees story production, copy editing, major project launches, documentation and other editorial initiatives across the newsroom. Before ProPublica, Hannah was an associate news producer at The Seattle Times, where she was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the 2014 Oso mudslide.
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Articles by Hannah
Calling All Platypuses
You’re at the intersection of editorial, code, design, and product, and we’re looking for you.Posted on
Who do you know who is editorially minded, works well with CMSes, likes HTML/CSS, enthusiastically corrects people’s grammar, and is great at managing details, big projects or both?”
Social Engineering in Newsrooms with Hamilton and Burr
Using dueling/singing historical personalities to reframe communication challenges at workPosted on
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two of the most successful guys operating during the dawn of American politics, faced a problem very similar to the ones we have in newsrooms today. They wanted to get things done at a breakneck pace, but the politics of dealing with other people slowed them down. Journalists have a similar issue. When you work in news, it can feel like working with other people is as much—or more—work as the journalism itself.