Getting your feet wet: Data projects you can try anywhere

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Kevin Crowe of USA TODAY Network; Jamie Grey of InvestigateTV
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 9:00am
  • Location: Colorado F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Two reporters who have worked in cities across the U.S. (Dubuque, Boise, Milwaukee and San Diego, to name a few) will walk you through short-term, data-driven investigations you can take home to your coverage area. They’ll cover how to find stories in TSA incident reports, school cafeteria inspections, lawsuits against cities, public health records, infrastructure problems and kennel complaints. Drop in, and you’re sure to get a solid story idea to take back to your editors.

Read a recap of this session on the CAR Conference blog

Speaker Bios

  • @kcrowebasspro is a data journalist on USA Today's national investigative team. In the past, he's worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, inewsource in San Diego and the St. Louis Post-Disptach. 

  • Jamie Grey is the executive producer of investigations for Gray Television and InvestigateTV, which produces stories for the company's stations in 93 television markets. She was previously a professor at the University of Missouri and an investigative and general assignment reporter in Iowa and Idaho. Jamie loves using data for journalism and life in general, including for her Fantasy Football drafts and tracking her running and spinning miles. Twitter: @tvnewsjamie

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  • Getting your feet wet: Data projects you can try anywhere
    Two reporters who have worked in cities across the U.S. (Dubuque, Boise, Milwaukee and San Diego, to name a few) will walk you through short-term, data-driven investigations you can take home to your coverage area. They’ll cover how to find stories in TSA incident reports, school cafeteria inspections, lawsuits against cities, public health records, infrastructure problems and kennel complaints.