Aron Pilhofer

chief product officer Star Tribune Media Company

Aron Pilhofer is Chief Product Officer at Star Tribune Media Company, Minnesota’s largest media company. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the Sigma Awards, a competition to celebrate the best data journalism from around the world.

Previously, he was the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was Executive Editor, Digital, and interim Chief Digital Officer at the Guardian in London. Prior to joining the Guardian, Aron was Associate Managing Editor for Digital Strategy and editor of Interactive News at The New York Times and prior to that he was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington.

Aron also co-founded two news-related startups: and Hacks & Hackers. Launched in 2009, improves journalism by making source documents easier to find, search, analyse and share online. Hacks & Hackers, also created in 2009, is an informal organisation that brings journalists and technologists together.

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