10 great business databases to mine for stories (Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Steve Doig of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Penrose
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Data journalist Stephen Doig, the Knight Chair at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will demonstrate 10 data sources you may never have heard of that can lend rich context to your business and economic stories and spark meaningful investigations in this pre-conference workshop, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism on Wednesday, March 9 from 2-5 p.m. 

From ZIP code-level business patterns to foreign trade imports and exports and hospital data, Doig will walk you through seldom-used databases that hold treasures for reporters. You’ll learn what’s in the data sets, how to get them, what you can pull from them, what questions to ask of the data and story ideas that could be developed, and you’ll leave armed with new knowledge and fresh ideas.

Registration for the workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

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Speaker Bios

  • Steve Doig teaches data journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was Research Editor of the Miami Herald where he worked for 20 years. Various data projects on which he worked at the Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the IRE Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition.

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  • 10 great business databases to mine for stories
    From ZIP code-level business patterns to foreign trade imports and exports and hospital data, Doig will walk you through seldom-used databases that hold treasures for reporters. You’ll learn what’s in the data sets, how to get them, what you can pull from them, what questions to ask of the data and story ideas that could be developed, and you’ll leave armed with new knowledge and fresh ideas.