• Heather Chaplin

    Assistant Professor of Journalism and Design

    Office Location:

    Eugene Lang Building


    Heather Chaplin is founding director of Journalism + Design at the New School and the recipient of two Knight Foundation media innovation grants, as well as grants from many other foundations. She was recently a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, for whom she wrote a paper called Journalism and Design. She recently finished a paper for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on complexity and the news. Chaplin covered videogames for ten years for All Things Considered, The New York Times, and The LA Times, among other places. She is the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, New York Times Notable Book of 2006.  Her next book will be published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2017. 

    Recent Publications:

    Contributor, Love, Loss and What I Wore. Bill Viola Makes a Videogames, All Things ConsideredWriter, Ford Foundation, creating a piece of the Internet in the Public Interest. 

    Research Interests:

    21st Century Literacysystems thinkinggame culturethe future of journalism