Overview

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jonathan Stray of Columbia Journalism School
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Denver II
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Overview is an open source reporting tool built to handle thousands or millions of documents. It syncs to a folder on your computer and automatically uploads, OCRs, and indexes your document files from many formats. In this workshop you'll learn to search, visualize, find entities, map topics, and tag and cull your own document collections. Overview has been used to track stolen maple syrup, uncover bribes to a president, and on both the winner and finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in public service. Come learn how these and other stories were reported and get some hands-on time to prepare you for your own winning stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Jonathan Stray is a computational journalist at Columbia university, where he teaches the dual masters degree in computer science and journalism and leads the development of Workbench, an integrated tool for data journalism. 

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