Reporting with data for business and economics (Hosted by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Sarah Cohen of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Reporter Sarah Cohen, the Knight Chair in Data Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication & Robert Gebeloff, The New York Times, will present data sources you can use to bolster your business and economic stories in this pre-conference workshop, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Business and financial figures continue to play an important role in stories on different beats throughout the newsroom. Cohen will demonstrate how to work with sources readily available to reporters, from government websites like bea.gov to tools like Social Explorer. You’ll learn what’s in different data sets, how to get them, what you can pull from them, what questions to ask of the data and ideas for stories on the business beat and beyond.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Cohen is the Knight professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. She previous worked as a reporter and editor for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the IRE medal, the RFK award and the Goldsmith award. Cohen is a past Knight Chair at Duke University and a reporter in Florida. She is a past president of IRE.

  • Robert Gebeloff has been a database projects editor at The New York Times since 2008 and has reported hundreds of data-driven stories, including some really good ones. @gebeloffnyt

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