Elizabeth Della Zazzera
Lapham’s Quarterly (LQ), a project of the not-for-profit American Agora Foundation, is a magazine of history and ideas founded in 2007 by former editor of Harper’s Magazine Lewis H. Lapham. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—war, religion, money, medicine, nature, politics—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. During its ten years of publication, LQ has excelled at publishing rich visual features in its print magazine. The Digital Producer builds on this work, leveraging the possibilities of online platforms, to produce and publish web-original and interactive features (maps, charts, graphs, and infographics) with the potential to reach a broad online audience. The Digital Producer brings his or her research skills and familiarity with the world of the humanities or social sciences to bear on the task of translating historical and academic sources into visual features, working with writers, editors, designers, and programmers to publish innovative content for an engaged public.