Aron Pilhofer is co-founder of The Tiny News Collective, a unique project designed to build an ecosystem of diverse, locally focused news startups that are from local communities and for local communities. The Collective has a goal of launching 500 sustainable news organizations over the next three years, at least half based in communities of need. Pilhofer also is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was executive editor, digital, and interim chief digital officer at the Guardian in London. There, he led the Guardian's product and technology teams as well as heading visual journalism - including pictures, graphics, interactive and data journalism. Before coming to the Guardian, Aron was associate managing editor for digital strategy and editor of interactive news at The New York Times. Outside the newsroom, Aron co-founded two news-related startups: DocumentCloud.org and Hacks & Hackers.
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