Charles M. Blow
|Charles M. Blow|
|Born||Charles McKay Blow
August 11, 1970
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist, writer|
Charles McKay Blow (born August 11, 1970) is an American journalist, and the current visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times.
Blow grew up in Gibsland, Louisiana. He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in the same state. He has worked as a graphics director and art director for the Times and National Geographic.
In April 2008, he began publishing a column in the Times, featuring charts as a form of opinion journalism. His column originally appeared biweekly on Saturdays. In May 2009 it became a weekly feature, and twice weekly in December 2012. As of May 2014, it appears every Monday and Thursday. Increasingly it is an essay in text with no chart. Blow also wrote a blog entitled "By The Numbers" for the newspaper's website which was rarely updated and essentially discontinued in 2011.
- Lamb, Brian (March 15, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-SPAN. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- "Columnist Biography: Charles M. Blow". The New York Times (nytimes.com). April 28, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2009.
- Lamb, Brian (March 15, 2011). "Q & A: interview transcript Charles M. Blow". C-Span. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- Blow's columns, The New York Times
- Blow's interview on National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Blow, March 15, 2011
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