New York Times National Bureau Welcomes Data Journalism Specialist

Jia Lynn Yang, Matt Ericson and Monica Davey | The New York Times

We are delighted to announce that Robert Gebeloff, who has worked as a data journalism specialist for The Times since 2008, will be joining the national office this year to work on data projects. Rob will help us document the rapid changes in American demographics and grow our business and investigative work.

Rob, a data and statistics innovator who has been a wonderful collaborator with many of you over the years, has been involved in many high impact projects. Among them: a 2021 series with Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Katie Thomas on major flaws in the government’s nursing home rating system and key corporate stories about the pandemic, including groundbreaking work that followed the racial inequality that was part of the Pulitzer Newspaper’s public service wrap. His work with Jessica and Michael Corkery on forced arbitration was a Pulitzer finalist in 2016, and he was a finalist again in 2017 for a series with Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip on racial discrimination in the New York prison system.

Before joining The Times in 2008, Rob was data editor for The Star-Ledger and Bergen Record in New Jersey, and previously worked for newspapers in Michigan and Wisconsin, where he went to college. He is a board member of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin and teaches data journalism at Columbia University and at conferences in the United States and Europe.

Rob’s collaboration with National is part of a long-term effort led by Matt Ericson to produce even more ambitious data-driven journalism in the newsroom. Please join us in welcoming him to the office.