Pauline Bock, who as assistant editor has helped get News-Decoder off the ground, is moving on.
Pauline’s six-month internship ends today, and she will be joining Wired magazine in London starting in January.
A French national, Pauline came to News-Decoder straight out of a dual degree master’s program at Columbia’s Journalism School and Sciences-Po.
Her goal was to leverage her work at News-Decoder to land a journalism job in London — and she’s done just that, in a very tough job market, no less.
Pauline has been instrumental in building News-Decoder from the ground up. During her stint, we have published 186 stories from 75 authors, and her fingerprints are on most of them.
Working in her second language, she has written 16 “decoders” explaining the significance of major international trends and topics, ranging from climate change to drones.
Her byline is on the piece that has attracted the most views of anything we have done — “Why Syria Is So Important“.
Yesterday she waded into her country’s fraught politics with “The Far Right and the French Dilemma“.
Pauline said that at N-D she learned about copy editing, fact checking and image selection. “As a future reporter, having worked as an editor will be useful in both my reporting and writing,” she said.
Pauline is interested in international news, and at N-D she has handled stories on subjects as varied as the Koreas and women’s rights in Uganda. “I feel more knowledgeable and comfortable covering international news now, and this is definitely something I want to do in the future,” she said.
We thank Pauline for her fine contributions and wish her the very best at Wired.