Sam Thielman is the editor at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. He has worked as a reporter for Variety, The Guardian, and Talking Points Memo and as a consultant for Comedy Central’s The President Show. His reporting and criticism have been published by the Columbia Journalism Review, NBC, and The Daily Beast, and his essay No Matter How Your Heart Is Grieving was selected by Slate as one of the best pieces published by online literary magazine The Toast. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.