Kaeti Hinck

The Washington Post

Kaeti Hinck is an editor at The Washington Post, where she leads an award-winning visual journalism team and explores the intersection of technology, design, and narrative. Before joining the Post in 2016, she worked as design director of the Institute of Nonprofit News. At INN, she helped design and build open source products to support independent publishers. For more than a decade she has been exploring the power of visual communication and technology in newsrooms. Outside of work, you'll likely find her reading under a blanket, searching for the perfect breakfast sandwich, and spending as much time in the woods as possible.

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Kaeti’s work on Source


  1. How to Build an App for 14 Member Newsrooms
  2. Stealing the NPR App Template for Fun and (Non-)Profit
  3. Launching the Minnesota Legislative Bill Tracker

Articles by Kaeti

  1. How to Make Time

    Deadlines and daily chaos are the enemy of long-term thinking—we convened to find ways to create space to think

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    Pursuing a deeper understanding of our goals, motivations, and patterns can transform our work and our lives.

  2. Five Years in News Nerd Careers (Part II)

    A state-of-the-community roundtable to celebrate Source’s five-year anniversary

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    Marking our five-year anniversary with a community roundtable on what’s changed since we launched—part two.

  3. When They Don’t Want You To Lead

    What we turned up in our SRCCON session on managers from underrepresented communities

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    It’s challenging to find your feet as a leader, even more so when you’re in an underrepresented group. For people of color, women and other underrepresented groups, there are structural systems and power dynamics in place that make navigating the workplace—and leadership—especially precarious. During SRCCON in Portland, we gathered to talk about our experiences and ideas for how to navigate shared challenges.

  4. Just One Thing: A Year in Review, Part 2

    Appreciation of usefulness and bar-raising at the end of a long, complicated year

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    As we did last year, we’ve asked a couple of dozen people from all around the news-nerd community to tell us about one thing—article, feature, app, tool, or something else entirely—that they loved in 2015. This week, we’re publishing their responses, from interactives to project management software. We hope you find here at least one thing that eases your work, inspires new angles on your stories, and helps carry you through to 2016.

  5. Remote Control: Mandy Brown of Vox Product

    Introducing a new series on remote work in collaboration with INN

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    In the first installment of our new series on remote work in journalism-tech, Kaeti Hinck speaks with Mandy Brown about her setup, her team’s approach, and her advice to to anyone who wants to go remote.

  6. Stealing the NPR App Template for Fun and (Non-)Profit

    What we learned building an election app for INN members with the NPR visuals app template

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    This month, just in time for the election, our team at the Investigative News Network (INN) launched Power Players—a state-by-state exploration of campaign finance and top political donors across the country. Here’s how we used NPR’s App Template to make it work.

  7. Launching the Minnesota Legislative Bill Tracker

    From the team at MinnPost

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    This week, MinnPost launched an effort to track legislation in Minnesota throughout the 2013 session.

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