about

I'm a journalist and web designer and I think information architecture can improve longterm (or short term!) news coverage.

See my latest work: Jay Rosen's keynote presentation at ISOJ, and an explorable article interface called Deepreader.

A few months ago I graduated New York University's Studio 20 graduate program, where I focused on digital journalism.

I am a Research Fellow at News Deeply, a media start-up dedicated to improving the user experience of longterm news stories (see their pilot project, Syria Deeply). As a Fellow I'm researching eBooks and online publishing, which is where I came up with Deepreader.

As a Fellow I also went to Turkey, where I did reporting for SyriaDeeply.org. (See my reportage here and here.)

Before grad school, I worked for an American education company in Chengdu, China called BDMJ. I worked on contract with them for eight months. During that time, I was head designer of their English language learning mobile app. I chose what parts of their extensive curriculum would work on mobile, I storyboarded the whole thing, and then delivered the designs to developers. It was released in late 2011 and has since proved relatively popular (about 10,000 downloads).

Find me on Twitter or email me at blakehunsicker[at]gmail[dot]com.