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Central Editor, The Compass Experiment
Julie Westfall is the Central Editor at The Compass Experiment, where she leads editorial strategy, operations and product for its local news experiments. She has been an editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she led news teams and developed digital news products. At the Times, she was part of the team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Previously, she led a national breaking news team at Digital First Media in New York City and worked to build a breaking news strategy at NPR-affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles. She was also part of the team that launched TBD.com, a local news start-up that covered the Washington metro area, and ran a community newspaper and website serving Capitol Hill. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.