Finding the story: Campaign finance

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Mattie Silks
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Finding the story: Campaign finance Learn how to decipher federal campaign finance filings, what to look for and how to find stories in the data.

This session is good for people who are comfortable with Excel, but no specific campaign finance knowledge is required.

Speaker Bios

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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