Right is the new cool

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Agustin Armendariz of The New York Times; Sinduja Rangarajan of Mother Jones; Janet Roberts of Reuters
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 10:15am
  • Location: Colorado G-J
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Getting it right is important, but don't let data warts turn you into the Captain No of your news organization. This session will explore ways to overcome the limitations of data and to flip your switch from accuracy zealot to reporter of cool findings.

Speaker Bios

  • Agustin "Augie" Armendariz is a reporter at The New York Times who specializes in data analysis. Before that he was the senior data analyst at the The Center for Investigative Reporting, and worked at the San Diego-Union Tribune. He’s an alum of American University and the Center for Public Integrity. @agustin_NYT

  • Sinduja Rangarajan is the senior data journalist at Mother Jones. She previously worked at Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where her series on the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley led to many tech giants publicly releasing their data. Her work has won several awards, including the National Edward Murrow Award in 2019. She wrangles and analyzes datasets to tell stories and finds innovative ways to report on issues by collaborating with academics. 

  • Janet Roberts heads the data journalism team at Reuters and has been wringing stories out of data since she was a student in Phil Meyer’s journalism class at UNC. Before Reuters, she worked at the New York Times, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Wilmington Star-News. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. @jersey_janet

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