Conversation: Learn from my fail

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Saurabh Datar of Boston Globe Media; Brent Jones of St. Louis Public Radio; Maggie Lee of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 11:30am
  • Location: Halsted
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Come talk about times when you fell short in any phase of a project: Did you overlook something when planning? Use the wrong dataset? Analyze it incorrectly? Visualize it terribly? Or did you do everything correctly up until publication, and then fell flat when promoting it or dealing with your audience’s reception? Or maybe you've got a touch of impostor syndrome. We all fail from time to time, so we might as well learn something from it.

Speaker Bios

  • Saurabh Datar is a news developer and visual journalist who loves building news applications and reporting data-driven stories.

  • Brent Jones is the data visual specialist at St. Louis Public Radio. Working with a newsroom of nearly 30 journalists, his job includes creating graphics for stories, stand-alone sites for projects and developing/discovering and training staff on newsroom tools. He previously worked at the St. Louis Beacon and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University's journalism school, where he is also teaching a course in data journalism this semester. @brentajones

  • Maggie Lee is an independent journalist covering local and state politics from Atlanta, GA doing print, data and maps. @maggie_a_lee

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