(More than) 10 data sources you may never have heard of (Hosted by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Steve Doig of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jun. 21 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Grand Sonoran F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Data journalist Stephen Doig, professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, who served as the longtime Knight Chair in Journalism at Cronkite, presents “(More Than) 10 Data Sources You May Never Have Heard Of.” This pre-conference workshop, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from 2-5 p.m.

Rich business and financial databases are everywhere, and smart reporters on almost any beat will find these useful. From ZIP code-level business patterns and foreign trade imports to property tax rolls and professional licenses, Doig will walk you through seldom-used databases that hold treasures for reporters. You’ll learn what’s in the data sets, how to get them, what you can pull from them, what questions to ask of the data and story ideas that could be developed. You’ll leave armed with new knowledge and fresh ideas. Doig’s original “10 Data Sources” presentation at IRE 2016 drew a capacity crowd.

Reserve your space in this workshop here.

Speaker Bios

  • Steve Doig teaches data journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was Research Editor of the Miami Herald where he worked for 20 years. Various data projects on which he worked at the Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the IRE Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition.

Related Tipsheets