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Julie Vitkovskaya

Projects Editor, The Washington Post

English, Russian

United States

Julie Vitkovskaya is a projects editor for The Washington Post who focuses on innovative digital storytelling and enterprise journalism, paying particular attention to investigative work. As a projects editor, Julie helps organize and launch the The Post’s major projects.

In 2019, she worked on The Afghanistan Papers, a secret history of the war; The Opioid Files, a series of stories based on a database that maps the opioid epidemic; 2C: Beyond the Limit, a climate change series that identifies the world’s major hot spots that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. In 2018, she helped manage the Murder with Impunity project, which mapped 50,000 unsolved homicides across the nation. In 2017, as the digital editor for foreign and national security, she produced stories and projects on Russia’s election interference that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She joined The Post in 2015 after working nearly two years in South Korea at an English-language newspaper as a Princeton in Asia fellow. She immigrated to the United States from Russia when she was 8 years old.