Deep dives

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: John Bones of SKUP Norway; Reuben Fischer-Baum of FiveThirtyEight; Dhrumil Mehta of FiveThirtyEight; Adam Playford of Tampa Bay Times; Jill Riepenhoff of InvestigateTV
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Denver III & IV
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Jill Riepenhoff, The Columbus Dispatch

In this session, a group of data journalists will give us a closer look at the following: *How the Tampa Bay Times used data to explain how Pinellas County schools failed black children in the Philip Meyer Award winning Failure Factories. *Working with geospatial data: A case study in how not to do it wrong

*Making numbers shine in features journalism

Speaker Bios

  • John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. He is one of the Nordic data journalism pioneers, and he has been a journalist and editor at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway. Has education in history, statistics, nordic languages and french, and realized trainings in Norway,  Denmark, Latvia, Nepal, at VVOJ, at Dataharvest, NICAR, IRE and GIJ Conferences. 

  • Reuben Fischer-Baum is a visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight, where he reports and produces static and interactive visualizations. Previously he was the graphics editor at Deadspin. He is a lecturer in the Data Visualization department at the Parsons School of Design. @reubenfb

  • Dhrumil Mehta is a Database Journalist covering politics at FiveThirtyEight. He is also a Democracy and Technology Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University. @datadhrumil

  • Adam Playford is a deputy editor of the Tampa Bay Times. He runs the paper's investigative team and oversees watchdog reporting across the newsroom. @adamplayford

  • Jill Riepenhoff is a producer for InvestigateTV. Prior to joining the national TV team in 2017, she was an investigative reporter at The Columbus Dispatch for more than three decades. With that many years under her belt, she has written about all sorts of unsavory characters/agencies/laws. She also likes to dig into sports from time to time. She is a member of the IRE Board of Directors. @JRiep

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