Bulletproof your reporting

  • Event: 2016 Burlington Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Jodi Upton of Syracuse University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 9 at 10:30am
  • Location: Cheray Science Hall -- Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn how to check the facts, assumptions and public records that underpin your story. Tips for making sure your reporting, including graphics and online components, say what you think they’re saying.

Speaker Bios

  • Upton is Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism at Syracuse University. Her students have contributed to USA TODAY, CNN and other media. Her students also helped develop data for the Syrian Accountability Project, which tracks Syrian War casualties. Previously, she led an award-winning team of journalists and researchers at USA TODAY, covering data-driven topics including Medicare fraud, new economy jobs, mass killings and college football coaches’ salaries.

Related Tipsheets

  • Bulletproofing the story
    Senior database editor, Jodi Upton lays out how bulletproof your story from start to finish. From knowing your data and documents to finding experts.