Data on deadline

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Ronald Campbell of NBC Owned Television Stations; Angela Caputo of APM Reports; Andrew Tran of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 1-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Whether you’re covering the indictment of a prominent businessman or scrambling on Election Night, you’ve got to be prepared for surprises. We’ll show you how to find authoritative data in a heartbeat, both from databases you’ve already collected and from online sources. We’ll also describe a strategy you can use again and again for putting data in your stories every day.

Speaker Bios

  • Ronald Campbell is data editor for the NBC Owned Television Stations. He previously created the computer-assisted reporting program at the Orange County Register. He has won the IRE Award, the Loeb Award and placed in the Philip Meyer Award. He lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife, kids and cat. When not getting frustrated with databases he gets frustrated hiking. @campbellronaldw

  • Angela Caputo is an investigative reporter who joined the Chicago Tribune's staff in 2014. She is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi and Peter Lisagor awards. Prior to, she covered urban affairs and education for The Chicago Reporter and the Daily Southtown. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2004 with a master's degree in journalism. @AngelaTCR


  • Andrew Ba Tran is an investigative data reporter on The Washington Post's rapid response team. He previously was a data editor in Connecticut where he investigated racial profiling by police and before that was a data producer in Boston. Other East Coast newsrooms he's made his way through include The Virginian-Pilot and the Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow and a Chips Quinn Scholar, too. 

Related Tipsheets

  • Data on deadline
    Vast amounts of data are available online instantly for those who know where to find it. In this tipsheet Ron Campbell will describe some of his favorite resources.