Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

  • Event: 2014 New York Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Ryann Grochowski Jones of ProPublica; Benjamin Lesser of Reuters, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, TruePolitics; Tim Henderson of Pew Stateline
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9:00am
  • Location: Room 438
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, election data and more. Also learn how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Ryann Grochowski Jones is the data editor at ProPublica. Previously, she was deputy editor for data at ProPublica and a data reporter at inewsource in San Diego. She received her master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for IRE/NICAR. Ryann began her career as a municipal beat reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. @ryanngro

  • Tim Henderson is demographics writer at Stateline, a news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts. He has been a reporter and database editor at The Miami Herald, Gannet Newspapers and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He refused to grow up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and remains a notorious New Mexican food snob and collector of Spanish curse words. This will be his fourth decennial census and he's starting to get it down. 

  • Lesser is a member of the data/investigative team at Reuters. He also teaches at the Columbia University and CUNY gradaute schools of journalism. He started out his career in newspapers, primarily with the Bergen Record and NY Daily News.

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