Last updated on: 8/2/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Tim Meko Biography

Title:
Graphics Reporter at the Washington Post
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“As sure as pale tourists will flock to Copacabana Beach, some athletes at the Rio Games will cheat — and most likely, only a few will be caught.

Just because some drug cheats may leave Rio with shiny new medals doesn’t mean they should mount them permanently in their living rooms.

As dozens of athletes from the Beijing and London Games are finding out, samples from the Olympics are stored for a long time — 10 years, currently. Those samples can be retested, and athletes punished, whenever a new detection method becomes available.”

Cowritten with Bonnie Berkowitz, “Stronger. Faster. Longer. And Higher.,” washingtonpost.com, June 28, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Graphics Reporter, Washington Post, Jan. 2016-present
  • Freelance infographics artist, 2007-present
  • Former Associate Director, Design and Visuals, The Urban Institute
  • Visuals and Design Manager, The Urban Institute, Apr. 2013-Dec. 2015
  • Infographics Specialist, The Urban Institute, Sep. 2011-Mar. 2013
  • Creative Director, The NEED Project, Aps. 2010-Sep. 2011
  • Infographics Artist, Columbus Dispatch, June 2007-Aug. 2010
  • Instructor, Ohio University, Sep. 2007-Mar. 2008
  • Editorial Art Intern, Columbus Dispatch, June 2007-Sep. 2007
Education:
  • MA, Photography (specialization in Information Graphics and Publication Design), Ohio University, 2008
  • BA, Digital Imaging & Application Design, Transylvania University, 2006
Other:
  • Twitter: @timmeko
Quoted in:
  1. What Performance Enhancing Drugs Have Been or Are Banned in the Olympics?