Master class: Leading the data team **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Janet Roberts of Reuters; Troy Thibodeaux of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: Crystal Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Experienced data journalists will share practical tips on how they've led their teams and convinced higher-ups to integrate data into the newsroom. Our instructors will show how they made it into leadership and how they excelled once they got there.

Topics will include:

  • How to lead a team to create their best work
  • Handling expectations from management 
  • Carving out a career path in leadership when you're known for your data skills
  • Making data journalism a core principle in your newsroom
  • Managing your time and the time of your team

This class is ideal for data journalists who are looking to break into leadership and need guidance on how to get there or existing leaders who need tips on how to lead effectively.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speaker Bios

  • Janet Roberts heads the data journalism team at Reuters and has been wringing stories out of data since she was a student in Phil Meyer’s journalism class at UNC. Before Reuters, she worked at the New York Times, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Wilmington Star-News. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. @jersey_janet

  • Troy Thibodeaux leads the data journalism team at The Associated Press. The data team works with reporters and editors across AP, building software, analyzing and visualizing data, to tell stories in word and pixel. They also manage the data sharing network, which has helped news organizations across the U.S. localize important data stories. He lives in New Orleans with his family and a new dog, and like most New Orleanians, he loves to talk about the place.

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