gabriel dance


i am the deputy investigations editor at the new york times.

previously i was a managing editor for the marshall project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US.

before that i was the interactive editor for the guardian in new york city, where i worked on the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that broke the NSA story.



highlights all work

The Next to Die
An ongoing project bringing attention and accountability to the death penalty in the United States by highlighting upcoming executions.
NSA Files: Decoded
The interactive feature explaining the story of the NSA leaks, and part of the Guardian's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.
America: Elect!
A scrolling comic book telling the story of Mitt Romney's run for president.
A single-serve site that showed just where the polls stood in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, launched for the final two months before the election.
Rock-Paper-Scissors: You vs. the Computer
Test your strategy against the computer in this rock-paper-scissors game illustrating basic artificial intelligence.
A Year at War
Emmy-award winning interactive documentary following the First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan from March 2010 until March 2011.
Faces of the Dead
Each United States service member who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan and has been identified by the Defense Department.
Gauging Your Distraction
New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions.
View From the Convention
A 360ยบ panoramic photo taken during Hillary Clinton's 2008 Democratic Convention address.
How the Pentagon Spread Its Message
David Barstow examines primary source documents detailing the Pentagon's response to criticism of then-Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld by a group of prominent retired generals.
The Metropolitan Museum's new Greek and Roman Galleries
Art critic Michael Kimmelman introduces the new Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Marshall Project
Society of News Design, World's Best
The Next to Die
Malofiej Awards, Special Award: Human Rights
Malofiej Awards, silver medal
Society of News Design, silver medal
NSA Files: Decoded
Pulitzer Prize, public service
Emmy Award, News and Documentary
World Press Photo, interactive documentary, 2nd place
Society of News Design, gold medal
Malofiej, gold medal
Webby, Best practices
America: Elect!
Malofiej, silver medal
Malofiej, bronze medal
Gay rights in America, state by state
Malofiej, Bronze medal
Data Journalism Award, data driven storytelling
Best American infographics
A Year at War
Alfred L. Dupont award
Gay rights in America, state by state
Online News Association award, explanatory reporting
A Year at War
Emmy Award, News and Documentary
World Press Photo, multimedia, 3rd place
National Press Photographers, 1st place