Using data to detect environmental dangers

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Caelainn Barr of The Guardian; Michael Corey of Star Tribune; Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times; Ingrid Lobet of The Energy Gang
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 2:10pm
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Ingrid Lobet, independent journalist

You smell an environmental problem, there are powerful anecdotes, you've tracked down the subject matter experts. But you're not sure how to truthsquad what they say. You've pressed officials to find out what data is available. But you don't have to stop there, you can go further. Learn how to analyze data in ways the regulators aren't doing, and to turn hard-won but boring environmental data into visuals and writing that make people pay attention.

This session is good for: Anyone. Attendees can expect to come away with story ideas and data sources.

Speaker Bios

  • Caelainn Barr: Data Projects Editor at The Guardian, London. @caelainnbarr

  • A news developer at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, MN. Past lives at Reveal and the Des Moines Register. Analog/digital synthesizer. Current interests include mapping, science, history, data on the radio, police use of force and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. @mikejcorey

  • 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

  • Enterprise journalist. Data and map lover. Specialties: climate, energy, environment. National awards. M.S. in climate, energy. Senior Editor, The Energy Gang podcast. Available for other work. 

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