New York Times Magazine
and the
James Webb Telescope

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Kate LaRue, digital art director for the New York Times Magazine, briefly walks through the history of the New York Times and, explains how one ambitious article — Snowfall — changed the course of interactive storytelling- and Kate says her own career. She does a case study of how one of the magazine’s latest features, “A Beginner’s Guide to Looking at the Universe” came to be. Along the way, Kate shows how the New York Times has historically spent considerable page space on astronomy and space exploration events. A few discoveries of the James Webb Telescope are presented, demonstrating that the more we learn, the more there is to learn.

Kate LaRue is a designer and journalist from Toronto, Canada. She’s worked for National Geographic, FiveThirtyEight, The Globe and Mail, Corus Entertainment, and once started a boutique design firm with a few friends called morel. She has a BA in social anthropology from Dalhousie University in Halifax and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri—Columbia. She’s currently the digital art director for The New York Times magazine in New York.


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