Date: April 4, 2012
Jonathan Stray is interactive technology editor at The Associated Press global headquarters in New York, overseeing developers and producers who create new storytelling techniques and experiences. Stray started writing computer graphics software in high school, eventually landing a job at Adobe Systems, where he led a number of research projects. In his time off, he traveled through Africa and Asia. Awed by what he saw, he began to write about it and found work as a freelance journalist. He moved to Hong Kong in 2009, contributing to Foreign Policy, The New York Times and China Daily. He holds a master's in computer science from the University of Toronto and a master's in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He won the Knight News Challenge in Jounalism and Media Innovation in 2011 for leading the Overview project.