Same as it ever was? New approaches to the same old data

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Chase Davis of Star Tribune; Ryan McNeill of Reuters; John Perry of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 10:15am
  • Location: Colorado F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Test scores. Weather. Census. Elections. There are some data stories that we're always going to have to tackle. In this session, listen to three veterans talk about ways they took the "same old, same old" and turned it on its head. You'll come away with fresh ideas and techniques for digging into familiar stories. This session is good for anyone.

Speaker Bios

  • Chase Davis works on initiatives related to digital transformation and strategy at the Star Tribune, in his hometown of Minneapolis. Previously he ran the Interactive News desk at The New York Times and worked as as reporter and editor in Texas, Iowa and California. He also teaches a class in advanced data journalism at his alma mater, Mizzou. @chasedavis

  • Ryan McNeill is the London-based deputy editor of the Reuters data journalism team. Most recently, his work showed how Burkina Faso’s increasing instability is putting thousands of gold mines in reach of jihadists, as well as how billions of dollars of gold are leaving Africa illegally through the United Arab Emirates. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Oklahoman. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. 

  • John Perry is technical director of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s data journalism team. He came to the AJC in January 2008. As a member of the investigative team, he helped uncover wide-spread cheating on state tests in the Atlanta Public Schools. Before coming to Atlanta, Perry was a senior fellow at the non-profit investigative journalism organization, The Center for Public Integrity and database editor at The Oklahoman, the newspaper in Oklahoma City. @perryjg

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