here are some of the things i'm doing:

building products.


I helped conceive and code a tool called Engage for The Guardian US  website. Engage is an on-page widget that allows readers to respond to prompts about Comment is Free articles and tweet their responses without leaving the site.

telling stories. 


As an intern at WNYC's Studio 360, I co-produced an interview with famed book editor and poet Jonathan Galassi. I also initiated and helped produce The Great Popsicle Stick Throwdown with Nick Offerman.

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innovating journalism. 


As a student in Studio 20, a digital-first graduate program at NYU dedicated to adapting journalism for the web, I've helped news organizations like The Guardian US reach more Millennials and Storyful to adopt a more agile workflow. For my thesis project I am working with The Daily Dot to test new approaches to producing video content.

leading teams.


From 2011 to 2013 I worked at The Prague Post, first as a staff reporter and then as the Special Sections editor. I was responsible for planning, reporting, producing and editing a Schools and Education periodical as well as managing a team of interns and acting as a liaison between the sales and editorial departments.

winning awards.


"What is Home?" is an interactive multimedia website featuring an array of video profiles conceived, reported and coded by Studio 20. It won a College Photographer of the Year 2016 Award of Excellence.

using new tools. 


In the summer of 2015 I used Google Maps to create a fun, interactive map of the 50 best donut shops in America for the Daily Dot. Each point on the map offers more information about the shop's location and offerings. 

asking  questions.


In 2009, I spoke with Lady Gaga as she was nearing the brink of "Bad Romance" megafame.

I've also interviewed Future IslandsLena Dunham and one half of Atlanta-bred hip hop duo Outkast, Big Boi. I've covered Polish artists and Pussy Riot and I once gave Father John Misty a new tattoo in Berlin (sort of). 

multimedia.


"East, West, Home's Best" tells the story of musician Morgan O'Kane, who once spent his days hopping from train to train as he traversed the United States.

Now, as a resident of one of Brooklyn's industrial neighborhoods, O'Kane has turned a set of gleaming silver Airstream trailers into a cozy home for himself and his young son, Cassius, along with their Chihuahua, Stanley.

 

get in touch.

for inquiries or an official resume, please email me: kypilat@gmail.com