Lindsay Abrams

Phone: (631) 291-3725 E-mail:

Website: Twitter: @readingirl

Fostering positive change in media through human-centered design


New York University, New York, NY

Master of Arts, Journalism (Studio 20), Dec. 2017

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Bachelor of Arts; Major: Anthropology, Certificate: Writing, May 2012

Departmental Honors for Senior Thesis, Phi Beta Kappa


Associate Producer, Media and Program Operations Sept. 2017 - July 2018

Google News Lab Fellow June - Aug. 2017

Matter Ventures, New York, NY

I developed and executed products and strategies aimed at engaging Matter’s community around the future of media and emerging technology.

Multi-Platform Story Producer Intern Sept. - Dec. 2017, Remote

For my Capstone project, I utilized user research and prototyping to explore how online publishers can prepare their newsrooms to impart trustworthy and valuable information on multiple platforms.

Project Manager, StudioWSJ Sept. 2016 - May 2017

The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY

In graduate school, I managed a collaboration with the WSJ in which we researched, prototyped, and user tested new ways for the Journal to reach younger, less financially literate readers.

Program Coordinator Sep. 2015 - Oct. 2016

Journalism + Design, The New School, New York, NY

At J+D, a Knight-funded undergraduate program combining journalism education with design thinking methodology, I managed the day-to-day functioning of classes, workshops, and special events.

Staff Writer Aug. 2014 - Sep. 2015

Assistant Editor Aug. 2013-July 2014, New York, NY

As the lead writer for the Sustainability section I shaped its coverage of climate change and other environmental topics and its editorial voice while building its audience.

Editorial Fellow June 2012- June 2013

The Atlantic, Washington, DC

As a participant in the prestigious Atlantic Media fellowship program, I was part of’s editorial team, working directly with an editor to relaunch and shape the site’s Health vertical.


Human-centered design | Coaching and mentorship | Project management | Video, audio, and photo production (Adobe Creative Suite) | Data analysis (Excel; postgreSQL) | Data visualization (Tableau; d3) | Web development (HTML; CSS; Javascript) | Blogging | Reporting | Editing | UX | Ethnographic research | Content management | Social media production | Audience engagement and development | Event programming



I have experience leading design thinking trainings, as well as moderating panels and presenting to groups.