**Moderated by Megan Luther, IRE/NICAR
The use of data in journalism is exploding worldwide. This session will examine that growth in several countries, the data used for projects and how those stories illuminate universal challenges. We'll also explore the ways data plays a vital role in cross-border projects.
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian, UK, between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was Database Editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. She was awarded Stora Journalistpriset (The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism) in Sweden twice, in 2010 for Valpejl.se and in 2016 for innovator of the year. @HelenaBengtsson
Eva Constantaras is a data journalist specialized in building data journalism teams in developing countries. These teams that have reported from across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa on topics ranging from broken foreign aid and food insecurity to extractive industries and public health. As a Google Data Journalism Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow, she developed a course for investigative and data journalism in high-risk environments. @evaconstantaras
Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director and a data analyst for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Megan, mother of two, works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther
Dr. Qiong Wang is an associate professor in the Journalism and Communication School of Wuhan University. Her research field focuses on data journalism and visual communication. She is also the founder of a data technology company and developed China's first data search and visualization platform, dydata.io.
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