Tools for cracking PDFs

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Danielle Cervantes Stephens of InquireFirst
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 10:10am
  • Location: M109
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Ever receive a FOIA response that has all the data you want -- but in PDF files? Ever try accessing that data in Excel or database software? In this session you'll get hands-on experience cracking PDFs so you can analyze the data for stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Danielle teaches investigative reporting and data journalism at Point Loma Nazarene University. She has worked with InquireFirst, inewsource, and The San Diego Union-Tribune, where she investigated stimulus spending, campaign finance, demographics, government contracting, disaster recovery and management of public assets. @sddatadiva

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