Christopher Meighan
Christopher Meighan
Director / Designer / Journalist

I am an experienced leader with a history of developing, scaling and leading cross-functional teams to support the growth of digital initiatives.

 
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My background in design coupled with a strong foundation in journalism has lead to the creation of some of The Post’s most dynamic and forward thinking products. I also have knowledge of the business demands of digital media and have lead high-impact initiatives that help shape company strategies.

In my current role, I lead a team of more than 40 editors, designers, animators, video editors, multiplatform editors and writers. The team has launched several high-profile owned and operated products including The Post’s highly visual and tightly curated national app: “Washington Post Select,” The Lily (a cross platform experience aimed at informing and empowering women) and By The Way (a cross platform travel experience aimed at today's traveler). The team is also an engine for introducing new products that we deploy in our relationships with distributive platforms and other technology partners. Think Apple News, Flipboard, Snapchat Discover, Facebook and Amazon.

The Team operates on an editorial philosophy and design sensibility that takes advantage of the small screen for mobile-first storytelling. We are consistently in the innovations mindset, knowing that once something is launched, it’s on to figuring out what the next big thing will be.

In The News

By The Way: Washington Post editors on their new travel initiative

2019 Digiday Publishing Awards: The Lily is a finalist for “Best Overall Design”

2019 Webby Award Nominees: The Lily gets two nominations, two honorable mentions along with The Post’s Snapchat Discover

SPD 54 Digital Medal Finalists: The Lily and The Post’s Snapchat Discover

SND Awards: The Lily wins two medals, named a finalist for World’s Best Designed

2018 Webby Award Nominees: The Lily gets two nods along with The Post's Snapchat Discover

'Best Use of Snapchat': Washington Post wins award at 2018 Digiday Publishing Awards

NiemanLab predictions for journalism in 2018: Passive Partnership is in the rearview

The Lily: The Washington Post launches new publication for millennial women

A interview with Digiday: How The Washington Post plans to break news on Snapchat

NiemanLab predictions for journalism in 2017: Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

A interview with Poynter: Creating Original Content for Apple News

Newspaper Association of America presentation: Building Digital Audiences

'Best Mobile App': Washington Post wins award at Digiday Publishing Awards

From my News:Rewired keynote: How The Washington Post’s print values influence its digital apps

A interview with Apple News: Beautiful Photography in News (can only access on iPhone or iPad)

A interview with Mario García of García Media: The Washington Post: new app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

A interview with the Society for News Design: On innovation in digital browsing

 
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