Kevin Schaul is a graphics editor at the Washington Post. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science, though all his professional work has been in newsrooms. He grew up in the Windy City suburbs of Gurnee and Lake Forest, where he developed a deep love for Chicago sports and deep dish pizza. In his free time, Kevin dabbles in photography and distance running.
Kevin’s work on Source
- How We Tracked Cable News Chyrons
- Introducing Whippersnapper
- Return of the Code Convenings: Elections and Updates
Articles by Kevin
How We Tracked Cable News Chyrons
Our quick-and-dirty app for scraping and juxtaposing TV commentary in real timePosted on
Reporting on media bias and the bubbles it creates is nothing new. But last week’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing provided a rare opportunity to explore a new angle. CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all aired former FBI director James Comey’s testimony live and uninterrupted. The graphics team at The Washington Post tracked what each network displayed in its lower third caption panel—also called a chyron—and showed it to readers as the hearing unfolded. (You can see the finished piece here.)
The Washington Post’s automated screenshotter grows upPosted on
As part of the OpenNews Code Convening held earlier this month, we’re releasing Whippersnapper—an automated screenshot tool to keep a visual history of content on the web. It builds on top of other open source projects to capture and upload screenshots of a web page, giving users creative power to track how the internet visually changes.