Data deep dives (part one)

  • Event: 2014 New York Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Rob Barry of The Wall Street Journal; Tom McGinty of The Wall Street Journal; Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times; Griff Palmer of independent journalist; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:00am
  • Location: Room 442
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by Mark Horvit, IRE

Speaker Bios

  • Rob Barry helps lead The Wall Street Journal's investigative data team. Recently, he has reported on topics including nation-state hacking and influence operations, the Trump administration, narcotics trafficking and terrorist financing. @rob_barry

  • Robert Gebeloff has been a staff editor for data projects at The New York Times since 2008. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, and also once produced a 59-part Census series later published as the collection "Saginaw in the 1980s" @gebeloffnyt

  • Mark Horvit is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting, and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Tom McGinty is a leader of the Wall Street Journal's data-journalism group. He was on the team of Journal reporters that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, awarded for the paper's "Medicare Unmasked" series, which uncovered waste, fraud and abuse in the vast federal program. He previously was a reporter for the Long Island newspaper Newsday and training director of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

  • Griff Palmer has been with The New York Times for 10 years. He has contributed reporting to two Pulitzer Prize projects. He shared the 2009 IRE Medal with fellow staffers for Charles Duhigg's Toxic Waters series. In 2013, he shared the Associated Press Sports Editors investigative prize and the New York Press Club Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award with Walt Bogdanich, Joe Drape, Rebecca Ruiz and Dara Miles for “Breakdown,” an in-depth look at horse racing.

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