The evolution of data journalism education

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Mark Hansen of Columbia Journalism School; Cheryl Phillips of Stanford University; Matt Waite of University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 11:30am
  • Location: Denver III-IV
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Phil Meyer has argued for decades that others should be able to reproduce reporters' data journalism. Now, with news organizations sharing data and analysis code, and tools like GitHub and Jupyter Notebook making that more accessible, should the way we teach data journalism change with the times?

Speaker Bios

  • Mark Hansen is a Professor in the Columbia Journalism School where he also serves as director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Prior to joining Columbia, he was a professor in the Department of Statistics at UCLA. Hansen began his career as a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. He holds a BS in Applied Math from UC Davis, and a PhD and MA in Statistics from UC Berkeley. @cocteau

  • Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips

  • Matt Waite is a professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses in reporting, data journalism and data visualization. From 2000-2011, he worked for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, was an investigative reporter for the Times and co-authored Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss. @mattwaite

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