David Skok, NF ’12 and director of Globalnews.ca, is joining The Boston Globe as digital adviser to the editor. In a memo sent to staff on Nov. 26, Globe editor Brian McGrory said “David will play a key role in our upcoming push to further define our two brands — bg.com as a broader, more ambitious site that better reflects the creative journalism of the Globe, and a redesigned boston.com as a sharper, edgier site with a strong news spine.”
In 2009, Skok helped launch Globalnews.ca, the online portal for one of Canada’s largest broadcast news companies, and helped it achieve triple-digit annual growth in page views, unique visitors and video views. He has pioneered innovative ways of telling stories, utilizing open data, data visualization, video interactives and social media. Skok was the first Canadian digital journalist to be selected as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He is a frequent commentator on the future of media and journalism.
Together with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, Skok co-authored the seminal Nieman Reports article “Breaking News: Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism” in 2012
Watch Skok and Christensen discuss their work with Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski