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Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer

Associate Managing Editor for Digital Strategy, The New York Times, USA

Aron Pilhofer is Associate Managing Editor of Digital Strategy at The New York Times. His team blends journalism and technology to enhance The Times's reporting online through social media, community and dynamic, data-driven web applications.

He joined The Times in 2005 as a Projects Editor on the paper's newly expanded computer-assisted reporting team, where he specialised in stories related to money, politics and influence for the politics desk and Washington bureau.

Pilhofer is also co-founder of, a non-profit startup designed to improve journalism by making source documents easier find, search, analyse and share online, and co-founder of Hacks and Hackers, an organisation designed to bring journalists and technologists together. Founded in 2009, Hacks and Hackers now has 12 chapters in five countries and more than 2,400 members worldwide.