Data verification

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Giannina Segnini Picado of Columbia Journalism School
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 9:00am
  • Location: Penrose
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Journalists have more access to information than ever before. The rise in the volume and speed of data production might be overwhelming for some journalists, many of whom are not used to using large amounts of data for research and storytelling. But the urgency and eagerness to make use of data, and the technology available to process it, should not distract us from our underlying quest for accuracy. This session will show you techniques to fully capture the value of data and to evaluate its quality.

Speaker Bios

  • Giannina Segnini is the director of the Data Journalism Degree at Columbia University in New York City. She also oversees the Cross-border Data Investigative Fellowship at the J-School, an initiative to investigate organized crime and corruption across borders using data. Segnini is an investigative journalist from Costa Rica, where she used to lead a team of reporters that triggered more than 50 criminal investigations after their revelations.

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  • Evaluating Data Quality
    Journalists have more access to information than ever before. The rise in the volume and speed of data production might be overwhelming for some journalists, many of whom are not used to using large amounts of data for research and storytelling. But the urgency and eagerness to make use of data, and the technology available to process it, should not distract us from our underlying quest for accuracy. This slideshow will show you techniques to fully capture the value of data and to evaluate its quality.