Geoff McGhee

Geoff McGhee

Creative Director for Media and Communications
2010 - Present
Office: (415) 987-4830
Fax: (650) 721-3223
Skype: mcgeoff
Twitter: @mcgeoff

M.S., Columbia University, 1999, Journalism; B.A. Connecticut College, 1992, Asian Studies

Geoff McGhee specializes in interactive data visualization and multimedia storytelling. He is a veteran of the multimedia and infographics staffs at The New York Times, Le Monde and Geoff spent a Knight Fellowship year at Stanford in 2009-2010 researching data visualization, which resulted in the video documentary "Journalism in the Age of Data."

Geoff worked as the multimedia editor at Le Monde Interactif in Paris from 2008-2009 and at The New York Times from 2000 to 2008 as Graphics Editor, Enterprise Editor, Chief Multimedia Producer and Video Journalist. He also worked at from 1999-2000.

Geoff received his master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1999.


Online News Association, Society for News Design


COMM 117/217: Digital Journalism (Winter Quarter 2011) (3 week unit on Data Visualization, Infographics and Maps)


Presentation: Getting Started With Data Visualization
Presentation: Data Visualization in the Humanities
Presentation: Infographics for a Post-Flash World
Presentation: Telling Stories With Data Visualization
Video: An Unquiet Landscape: The American West's New Energy Frontier
Presentation: The Making of "Envisioning California's Delta"
Presentation: Telling Stories with Data and Interactivity: Perspectives from Journalism and Academia
Interactive: EcoWest Visualizations: Rain and Snow
Interactive: EcoWest Visualizations: Drought
Video: Journalism in the Age of Data: A Documentary
Video: The New Western Fugitives: Ozone Ingredients from Oil and Gas
Interactive: Envisioning California's Delta As It Was
Interactive: Comparing the Cost of Water
Interactive: A History of Bay Area Open Space Conservation
Interactive: The Grand Canyon as Outdoor Classroom
Interactive: The Long Draw: On the Trail of an Artistic Mystery in the American West
Interactive: E-Government Initiatives Flower in California
Interactive: Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
Interactive: Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
Interactive: Shifting Landscapes in the Bay Area
Presentation: Reading the Landscape: Infographics, Interactive Scholarly Works And the Future of Media
Interactive: EcoWest Visualizations: Wildfires in the U.S.
Article: Producing a Collaborative Media Fellowship Model at Stanford
Article: Notes from the Data Revolution
Article: Media Organizations Must Become Trusted Data Hubs
News Article: How to Make Maps and Influence People
News Article: Watch Western Wildfires Burn After Years of Drought
News Article: Visualizing a Wet, Hot (and Also Very Dry) American Summer