Digging deeper with data and docs

  • Event: 2017 Jackson Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4:15pm
  • Location: ADVANCE Classroom
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Move beyond anecdotes and he-said, she-said journalism with data and documents. Advice on developing a documents state of mind, navigating public records, understanding records retention schedules, exploring key records on a variety of beats and becoming familiar with key national data sets to produce high-impact local stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

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  • Digging Deeper with Data and Documents
    Move beyond anecdotes and he-said, she-said journalism with data and documents. Advice on developing a documents state of mind, navigating public records, understanding records retention schedules, exploring key records on a variety of beats and becoming familiar with key national data sets to produce high-impact local stories.