Tracking Trump's conflicts of interest

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Alexander Howard of Sunlight Foundation; Hilary Niles of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The Sunlight Foundation has been tracking President Donald Trump's conflicts of interest since he was elected in 2016. The resulting database — nearly 2,000 records long, with well over half of them confirmed and active concerns as of this writing — is free and open to the public. Come learn how we assembled the data and how you can put it to use. 

Speaker Bios

  • Alexander B. Howard is the deputy director of the Sunlight Foundation, where he leads policy initiatives, civic engagement, strategic advocacy, watchdog journalism, and government reform efforts. Over the past decade, he established a reputation as one of the nation's leading tech policy journalists, covering the intersection of technology, society, and open movements at many different publications. He now lives on Capitol Hill with his family. @digiphile

  • Hilary Niles produces narrative, investigative and data-driven journalism for public radio, print and online publications. She also consults with newsrooms on data management. In 2017, Hilary began developing a public database of Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest for the Sunlight Foundation. Other freelance clients include Vermont Public Radio, NPR, BBC and the Boston Globe. Hilary chairs SPJ’s Freelance Community and serves on its FOI Committee. @nilesmedia

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