Aron Pilhofer

James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation, Temple University

Aron PilhoferTwitter: @pilhofer
Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was Executive Editor, Digital, and interim Chief Digital Officer at the Guardian in London. There, he led the Guardian’s product and technology teams as well as heading visual journalism including pictures, graphics, interactive and data journalism. Before coming to the Guardian, Aron was Associate Managing Editor for Digital Strategy and Editor of Interactive News at The New York Times. He also was a reporter at Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware, headed data journalism at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington and on the training staff of Investigative Reporters and Editors. Outside the newsroom, Aron co-founded two news-related startups: and Hacks & Hackers.

Pilhofer is a panel chair for “News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability” at ISOJ 2017 (April 22 at 5 p.m.)

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