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#NYTReadalong | Jesse Pesta (Deputy Editor, NYT Climate Desk)

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

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This week, on @Sree's Sunday #NYTReadalong, we’re focusing on Climate Change coverage. Our guest is Jesse Pesta, deputy editor for climate and environment at The New York Times. We’ll review several online reports (focusing on data visualization) and compare how they looked in print.

A Selection of NYT Climate Features

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  • It's a Vast, Invisible Climate Menace. We Made it Visible (Gift Link | .pdf 12 MB ) An unusual visual investigative piece they did a few years ago.

  • The Monsoon Is Becoming More Extreme (Gift Link | .pdf 15 MB) Another data viz extravaganza, this one on the changing monsoon in South Asia

  • The Elusive Future of San Francisco's Fog (Gift Link | .pdf 5 MB) A beautifully written (and photographed, and visualized) piece on fog

  • In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers (Gift Link | .pdf 10 MB) This was a data visualization extravaganza


IBefore joining the Climate Desk five years ago, Jesse was the editor of the Sunday Business section, and the project/investigative editor for NYT business stories. He was a page one editor at The Wall Street Journal, helped launch the Personal Journal section when the WSJ was expanding into consumer and news you can use style journalism in the early 2000s.

He spent seven years at various times in Hong Kong and India for the WSJ, covering the terrible Nepal earthquake, the Nepalese royal family shootings in 2000, and a number of stories in India.

In 2016, he won the South Asian Journalists Association award for "Outstanding Enterprise Reporting" along with Preetika Rana.

Jesse is also an accomplished photographer. Click here for his photography site.

He is not the first “Pesta” to be on the show. His sister Abigail was an in-person guest on the #NYTReadalong Oct. 6, 2019 (on Facebook Live). She just had a big piece in Rolling Stone about a mysterious jailhouse poisoning in a tiny rural jail of a Black woman who had been arrested for shoplifting.


We have been reviewing the print edition of the Sunday New York Times for more than seven years. Click here for our YouTube Playlist.

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