Catching fire: Spreading data journalism throughout the newsroom

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Emma Carew Grovum of The Daily Beast; Jeff Ernsthausen of ProPublica; Jodi Upton of Syracuse University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:10pm
  • Location: International 4-5
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Sure you've figured it by now how to one-man(or one-woman)-band it, but shouldn't data-driven journalism be a team sport? Come chat with us and learn how we've successfully gotten buy-in from leadership, trained up colleagues, and created resources to produce more data stories created by more people. We'll tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly of our experiences and then want to hear about yours.

Speaker Bios

  • Emma Carew Grovum (@emmacarew) is the assistant managing editor at the Daily Beast in New York. She is also the cofounder of the Journalism Diversity Project.

  • Jeff Ernsthausen is a data reporter at ProPublica. He joined ProPublica from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he worked as a data reporter on the investigative team. Prior to his time in journalism, he worked as an economic analyst and researcher at the Federal Reserve.

  • Upton is Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism at Syracuse University. Her students have contributed to USA TODAY, CNN and other media. Her students also helped develop data for the Syrian Accountability Project, which tracks Syrian War casualties. Previously, she led an award-winning team of journalists and researchers at USA TODAY, covering data-driven topics including Medicare fraud, new economy jobs, mass killings and college football coaches’ salaries.

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