What Vox learned when reporters, developers and designers worked together in the newsroom

By putting journalists, platform engineers, and designers together during a “hack week,” support manager Elite Truong says Vox learned important lessons about how to get everyone working together more often and more efficiently. While Truong says they learned that the jobs on both teams are complicated, she says they also learned that the workflows aren’t that different, though the tools may vary. Most importantly, Truong says that everyone is on the same team and working toward the same goal, despite their varying roles: “If your intention is to tell stories that inform the public and you do that by improving storytelling tools or designing user interactions, you are a journalist.”