The only one in the newsroom
When you have a certain skill - like using Excel - you’ll tend to seek out the kinds of stories where you can exercise that skill. But if you’re the only person in the newsroom with that skill, you’re the ONLY PERSON doing those stories.
We’ll share our experiences as a lone person helping to grow the skills of their fellow reporters and editors through techniques such as code-clinic hours, co-programming, cheat sheets, tutorials and other (*shudder*) documentation. These practices are useful for staffs large and small, for organizations that want to increase their staffs' data skills or for a lone web developer who just wants to take a week off.
Tim is the Data Reporter for Modern Healthcare magazine. He has been working in and around the Chicago area for more than 35 years, with experience in page design and data visualizations for print and online. He's the former Editor of Data Journalism and Graphics for the Daily Herald, which basically means he wore a lot of different hats. He is married with two children, all of whom are way smarter and cooler than he is. @TimBroderick
Alexandra Kanik (@act_rational) works for Louisville Public Media, the parent organization of Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and the Ohio Valley ReSource. She spends her days writing language-agnostic code, creating data visualizations and trying to understand newsroom analytics.
Lisa Pickoff-White is an award winning data journalist at KQED, a public radio and television station based in San Francisco. She specializes in covering utilities, immigration and detention. Lisa previously has worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting and other national outlets. @pickoffwhite
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