Lightning Talks (Sponsored by the Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Sandhya Kambhampati of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I & II
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Sometimes you don't need 45 minutes to explain a useful technique or interesting resource. Join your colleagues for a session of short (5-minute) talks about doing CAR, Web development or other related topics. 

The talks will be:

  1. Sensor Journalism in the Age of Trump’s EPA -- Kelly Calagna
  2. HELLO WORLD: How the English language failed international data journalism -- Jonathan Soma
  3. Good Copy Editors Make Good Data Journalists  -- Justin Myers
  4. We Need Multiple Career Paths for News Nerds -- Matt Dempsey
  5. Immigrants working in the news industry -- Kai Teoh
  6. The news nerd guide to forming a union -- Jon Schleuss
  7. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst -- Alexandra Kanik
  8. I can’t believe it’s not georeferenced! How we made a scrolly eclipse map with rubber bands, screenshots and math. -- Denise Lu
  9. Real Talk: Alcohol, Journalism and What I Did About It -- Rachel Alexander
  10. I designed and built a dining room table; here's what it taught me about data -- Steven Rich


Speaker Bios

  • Sandhya Kambhampati is a data reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Most recently, she worked at ProPublica Illinois, where she uses statistics to uncover structural issues and abuses. At ProPublica, she co-reported on the widespread inaccuracies in Cook County's property tax assessment system, which was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Local Reporting. Before that, she was a Knight-Mozilla fellow at Correctiv and a database reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education. Twitter: @sandhya__k

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