Jeremy Gilbert

Deputy Editor, Digital - National Geographic


Jeremy Gilbert is National Geographic's Deputy Editor, Digital. Until December 2013, he was an associate professor teaching media product design at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern. He also served as Medill's Director of Technology and Space Design. He designs award-winning mobile and tablet apps using a human centered design process in addition to usability techniques to create innovative media products or improve existing ones to ensure successful news consumption, creation and distribution experiences. He teaches interactive storytelling, web and print design tools and techniques. He also co-teaches with professors in the computer science department and created the first journalism and technology collaborative class in the spring of 2008. In that class, his students built new tools for the journalism industry including Stats Monkey, an automated content creation tool that pushes the bounds of storytelling. Over the summer of 2009, this system developed from a rough prototype that could parse baseball statistic and play-by-play became a sophisticated storytelling tool. The system employs editorial judgment-based statistical models and was featured on NPR, in the New York Times and elsewhere. Today it is the basis for a startup called Narrative Science.