Creating a data culture that lasts

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Annie Daniel of The Texas Tribune; Tom Meagher of The Marshall Project; Mark Nichols of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

How can news organizations create a sustainable culture for data and interactive journalism? In some cases, when one dynamic, charismatic CAR leader leaves for a new job, the data team left behind suffers and struggles to rebuild. Get practical advice and tips on ways to build a data culture in your newsroom that's sustainable and independent of any one staffer. How can data teams make a lasting impact on newsroom leadership and culture?

Speaker Bios

  • Annie Daniel makes charts, maps and web apps at The Texas Tribune. Prior to joining the Tribune, she interned with the Washington Post’s graphics team creating charts and graphics for print and web. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and political science. Annie lives in Austin, Texas where she knits, bakes and reads science fiction. @anieldaniel

  • Tom Meagher is the managing editor for digital and data at The Marshall Project, where he leads a team of designers, developers, visual journalists and reporters covering the criminal justice system. He's part of the team behind Klaxon, an open-source tool for monitoring websites. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. @ultracasual

  • Mark Nichols is data journalist on the national desk of USA TODAY. He has worked as a data specialist for the digital reporting team at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, OH, and was the computer-assisted reporting coordinator for The Indianapolis Star for nearly 20 years. @nicholsmarkc

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