GitHub for journalists (repeat session)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Kendall Taggart of BuzzFeed News; John Templon of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grace
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll cover Github's basics features  — repositories, commits, branches, pull requests and issues — using a recent data-driven story as a case study. The goal is for you to leave the class and be able to use GitHub on your own for your next story.

Please note: You will need to bring your own laptop to participate in this class. You will also need to have created an account at and install GitHub Desktop prior to the class

This session is good for: Journalists who want to collaborate on data analyses, back up their work and share their methodology with (nerdy) readers.

Speaker Bios

  • Kendall Taggart is reporter on the investigations team at BuzzFeed News. Previously, she was a reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting/Reveal. She's worked on projects about bad charities, dangerous pesticides and the criminal justice system. @KendallTTaggart

  • John is an investigative data journalist for BuzzFeed News. He did the data analysis for BuzzFeed's award-winning series on match-fixing in tennis. Prior to joining BuzzFeed John worked at Chicago-based technology startup Narrative Science. @jtemplon

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