Data verification

  • Event: 2017 New York Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Rob Barry of The Wall Street Journal; Benjamin Lesser of Reuters, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, TruePolitics
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:05pm
  • Location: Room 442
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Journalists have more access to information than ever before. The rise in the volume and speed of data production might be overwhelming for some journalists, many of whom are not used to using large amounts of data for research and storytelling. But the urgency and eagerness to make use of data, and the technology available to process it, should not distract us from our underlying quest for accuracy. This session will show you techniques to fully capture the value of data and to evaluate its quality.

Speaker Bios

  • Rob Barry helps lead The Wall Street Journal's investigative data team. Recently, he has reported on topics including nation-state hacking and influence operations, the Trump administration, narcotics trafficking and terrorist financing. @rob_barry

  • Lesser is a member of the data/investigative team at Reuters. He also teaches at the Columbia University and CUNY gradaute schools of journalism. He started out his career in newspapers, primarily with the Bergen Record and NY Daily News.

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