IRE Commons - How to have "the talk" with your editor (IRE Commons sponsored by Facebook)
Great news: there's data out there on nearly every possible subject! Bad news: a lot of it is basically unusable for any number of reasons. It can be difficult to tell your editor that the data doesn't exist or is too poor to use. Let's talk about strategies to help have this conversation in both our newsrooms and in the data journalism community.
Steven Rich is the database editor for investigations at The Washington Post. He's worked on investigations probing the National Security Agency, tax lien sales, asset forfeiture, policing and college athletics. He has been a reporter on two teams awarded Pulitzer Prizes, in 2014 and 2016, and on a team awarded a Peabody in 2018. Steven is a graduate of Mizzou and Virginia Tech. He was elected to IRE’s Board of Directors in 2015. @dataeditor
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