CAR throwback

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop; Cheryl Phillips of Stanford University; Aron Pilhofer of Temple University
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Northwestern/Ohio St
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Let's party like it's 1998! Jennifer LaFleur, Cheryl Phillips and Aron Pilhofer take us through a time warp and teach data journalism as it was done in the 1990s. Boot up Windows ’98, crank up FoxPro 2.6 and let’s get on Al Gore’s Information Superhighway. Expect classic NICAR datasets, dated references and lame jokes. Along with the history lesson, they will provide some of the same data integrity tips that are vital to data journalism.

Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

  • Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips

  • Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was Executive Editor, Digital, and interim Chief Digital Officer at the Guardian in London. Previously, he has been a reporter and editor at The New York Times, The Center for Public Integrity as well as Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware. Aron also co-founded two news-related startups: and Hacks & Hackers.

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