How The New York Times prepared for the ultimate stress test — the 2020 election
Nieman Journalism Labby Sarah Scire
“It’s like you’re on the space shuttle and you hear sounds like an air leak. You’re like, ‘Uh, what that noise?’”
That’s one of the ways The New York Times’ senior vice of product engineering Brian Hamman described preparing the organization’s systems for the 2020 election. prepped by intentionally breaking the site to identify problem areas, simulating unusual (but not impossible) results, and forming a multi-team “Election Readiness” project.