Heather Chaplin is the founding director of the Journalism + Design program at the New School and the recipient of multiple media innovation grants. She is co-host of the podcast Tricky and a columnist for the Columbia Journalism Review. In her career as a journalist, Chaplin has written for The New York Times, Vogue, GQ, and Slate, among other places, and was a regular contributor to All Things Considered. She is the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, a New York Times Notable Book of 2006. Her most recent book, Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness was published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2017.
She is also the author of A Guide to Journalism and Design, published by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism in 2016.