Charles Blow

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Charles Blow
Charles Blow
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Charles Blow has an AllSides Bias RatingTM of ‘lean left’. Known for his graphic design and art background, his opinions and writing now appears each Monday and Thursday in his New York Times visual Op-Ed column. Blow's AllSides Bias Rating comes mainly from what he chooses to write here. Some of his recent (July 2017) articles are: 'The Resistance: Impeachment Anxiety', 'The Hijacked American Presidency', and 'Putin Meets His Progeny', which show a left-leaning perspective, mainly one of criticism toward the current president.

In addition to Blow's articles, he also speaks often, the most recent being a 2013 talk on the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 2014 interview about his book (Fire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir), several 2015 talks on race and policing, his new book (The New Civil Rights Movement), and radical sexuality. From these topics and a further look at his opinions and framings of them, we can see a leaning toward the left perspectives of promoting government sevices, especially for those who are traditionally disenfranchised, as well as federal regulation to uphold equal rights. The same year as his second book, Blow identified publicly as bisexual


Starting out as a graphic artist with The Detroit News, Blow became notable through his role as graphics director at the New York Times through 9/11, when the publication won the Society of News Design's best in show award, which marked the first time the award was given for graphics. Through the Iraq war, Blow won the New York Times it's first two best in show awards from the Malofiej International Infographics Summit. Before leaving in 2006, Blow became New York Times' Design Director for News. From there, he joined the National Geographic Magazine as Art Director. In addition to his writing and speaking, Blow also appears on CNN and MSNBC.



The New York Times: Charles Blow Latest

University of Florida Levin College of Law: The Media's Role in the Trayvon Martin Case

Roosevelt House: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

The College of New Jersey: Race and Policing

Brown University, Watson Institute, International and Public Affairs: The New Civil Rights Movement

The New School: Radical Sexuality

Huffington Post: New York Times Columnist Charles Blow On Reveling He's Bisexual In His New Book

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