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Tuesday | November 21, 2017

Irwin Chen on Kleptocrat and Using Games to Explain Corruption

Journalism + Design’s Irwin Chen will speak on a panel on November 27 about the new iPhone game Kleptocrat, which puts the player in the shoes of a corrupt public official, moving money to evade arrest. The panel will be moderated by New Yorker staff writer Mark Singer and include Chen’s co-creators: Jim Mintz, CEO of ++++++++>



Core Faculty

  • Heather Chaplin
  • Irwin Chen
  • Andrew Meier
  • Allison Lichter
  • Kia Gregory

Guest Faculty

  • Sarah Kramer, Time
  • Carmel Lobello, The Wall Street Journal
  • Larry Buchanan, The New York Times
  • Alexandra Ackerman, Contently
  • Sisi Wei, ProPublica
  • Benjamen Walker, “Theory of Everything”
  • Quoctrung Bui, The New York Times
  • Alvin Chang, Vox
  • Jason Das
  • David Marchese, New York Magazine
  • Terry Golway, POLITICO States
  • Anila Alexander, Vitals
  • Michael Puretz, The New York Times
  • Philip Dray, The New School
  • Brenda Kenneally, "The Upstate Girls Project"
  • Jarrard Cole, The Wall Street Journal
  • Nina Ong, Food Network
  • Josh Keller, The New York Times
  • Scott Klein, ProPublica
  • Sarah Montague, WNYC
  • Sarah Ryley, New York Daily News
  • Gisele Regatao, formerly WNYC
  • Joanna Kao, Financial Times
  • Tyler Kelley, Parsons School of Design
  • Aurelia Moser, Mozilla Foundation
  • Emily Goligoski, The New York Times
  • Matthew Diaz, Facebook
  • Blake Eskin, Design Observer
  • Dylan Greif, formerly Atavist
  • Katy Newton, formerly LA Times, IDEO
  • Jake Price, BBC In Pictures
  • John Keefe, Quartz
  • Andrew Losowsky, Coral Project, The New York Times
  • Francis Tseng, formerly Coral Project, The New York Times
  • Lena Groeger, ProPublica
  • Noah Veltman, WNYC
  • Peter Stevenson, formerly The New York Observer
  • Shane Shifflett, The Wall Street Journal

Guest Designer

  • Louise Ma, formerly WNYC

Guest Editors

  • Aidan Gardiner, DNA Info
  • Ryann Grochowski Jones, ProPublica
  • Coulter Jones, The Wall Street Journal
  • Kendall Taggart, BuzzFeed
  • Lainna Fader, The New Yorker
  • Annemarie Dooling, Racked
  • Anjali Mullany, Fast Company
  • Daniel Victor, The New York Times
  • Amanda Zamora, The Texas Tribune
  • Kayla Epstein, The Washington Post

Workshop Leaders

  • Juliette Melton, The New York Times
  • Rachel Derkits-Gelman, The New York Times
  • Drake Baer, New York Magazine
  • Thomas Rhiel, The New York Times
  • Laura Cochran, Condé Nast
  • Andrew Donohue, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Jeff O’Connell, First Look Media
  • Kevin Dugan, The New York Post
  • Alexis Lloyd, formerly The New York Times
  • Hong Qu, Fusion
  • Adam Sternbergh, New York Magazine


  • Aron Pilhofer, Temple University
  • John Seely Brown, Visiting Scholar, USC
  • Joaquin Alvarado, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • John Keefe, WNYC
  • Shazna Nessa, The Wall Street Journal
  • Katie Salen, Connected Camps