Margot Williams

Database Research Editor, The New York Times
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Margot Williams is the database research editor at The New York Times. She has more than 20 years' experience in journalism at The Times, The Washington Post, the Poughkeepsie Journal and Time Warner. Williams is the co-author (with Nora Paul) of Great Scouts! Cyberguides for Subject Searching on the Web. Recent work has involved projects on Guantanamo detainees (she compiled the first list of their names prior to names being released by the Defense Department), Iraq contracts, New York State earmarks, jihadists returning from Iraq, subprime mortgages in Newark, and CIA renditions, along with deadline reporting and research on daily stories. Williams has been a newsroom trainer and frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, including IRE, NICAR, Poynter, Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Freedom Forum, Asian American Journalists Association, Internet Librarian, NetMedia, and more. She earned her B.A. in Asian Studies from City College of New York and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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