Andrew DeVigal

Chair, Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement, University of Oregon


Andrew DeVigal is the multimedia editor of The New York Times at, where he directs the presentation of audio, graphics and slide shows on the Web.

He previously worked as a designer and producer for The Chicago Tribune and for Knight Ridder’s Web sites. For four years, he also was an assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where he taught online journalism and directed the online student newspaper. Additionally, he has been visiting faculty at The Poynter Institute.

As a freelance designer, he has redesigned a number of Web sites, including those of Newsday, The Times Union in Albany and The Honolulu Advertiser. He’s also the co-author of “Web Designers’ Guide to Typography.” He also built the Web site Interactive Narratives, which tracks the best examples of online journalism and the technical innovations behind them. He also helped conduct the Stanford-Poynter Eyetrack Study (2000) that looked at how readers use news Web sites.