Digging deeper with data and docs

  • Event: 2017 Dallas Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Topher Sanders of ProPublica; Ellen Gabler of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 10 at 4:30pm
  • Location: Umphrey Lee Hall Room 283
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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

  • Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before joining the Times, she worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor. A native of Eau Claire, Wis. Gabler has a bachelor of business administration from Emory University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former IRE board member. @egabler

  • Topher Sanders covers race, inequality and the justice system for ProPublica. @ReporterTopher

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