Michelle Bloom


Senior Designer,  Politico

Visual storytelling through social media  Judge

Michelle Jolan Bloom is a senior designer at Politico. Before joining Politico she was a production editor at National Journal Daily, designer at the Washington Examiner, and paginator and copy editor at The Herald-Palladium (Southwest Michigan). She has been working to recreate Politico's visual storytelling and social media strategy, using social tools including Instagram stories to expand its audience. She supports the Ohio University Semester in Washington program, hosting students in the newsroom and helping them adjust to life in D.C., and serves as the social media editor for the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club in Alexandria, Virginia. A graduate of Ohio University’s Magazine Journalism program, Bloom received two Awards for Excellence from the Society for News Design in the magazine category in 2017.