Finding the story: Opioid data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ryann Grochowski Jones of ProPublica; Charles Ornstein of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Northwestern/Ohio St
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As the opioid abuse crisis has taken hold across the U.S., stories about addiction, overdoses and deaths have become relevant in almost any community. This session will lead you through data that can help you quantify the seriousness of the issue in your community and find individual stories that can help you put a face on the crisis.

This class is good for: People comfortable working in Excel.

Speaker Bios

  • Ryann Grochowski Jones is the data editor at ProPublica. Previously, she was deputy editor for data at ProPublica and a data reporter at inewsource in San Diego. She received her master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for IRE/NICAR. Ryann began her career as a municipal beat reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. @ryanngro

  • Charles Ornstein oversees ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, which works with local news organizations to produce accountability journalism on issues of importance to their communities. From 2008 to 2017, he was a senior reporter at ProPublica, covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News. He teaches at Columbia's journalism school. @charlesornstein

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