Data journalism that breaks the filter bubble
Too often, data journalism falls into the trap of preaching to the converted — informing elite, liberal, white audiences on issues they already understand pretty well. This panel will look at three case studies of how journalists harnessed data, innovative storytelling and audience engagement to expose injustices faced by marginalized communities and bring those communities into the policy debate.
Eva Constantaras is a data journalist specialized in building data journalism teams in developing countries. These teams that have reported from across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa on topics ranging from broken foreign aid and food insecurity to extractive industries and public health. As a Google Data Journalism Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow, she developed a course for investigative and data journalism in high-risk environments. @evaconstantaras
Anjeanette Damon is the Reno Gazette Journal's government watchdog reporter. Damon has been covering communities in Nevada for two decades for both the Gazette Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. During her career, Damon has covered the police beat, the city hall beat and state and national politics. Damon has a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a master in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter. She works to cultivate communities to inform investigative series. Last year, she reported for the Lost Mothers series which illuminated a national disgrace: the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. The series won the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting, received the George Polk Award in medical reporting and was a Pulitzer prize finalist for explanatory reporting.
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