Master class: Writing the data-driven narrative **pre-registered attendees only
You’ve gathered and analyzed data, talked to human sources and now you’re ready to write. If you’re new to data-driven storytelling, this workshop is for you.
Sarah Cohen is the Knight Chair in Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a former editor at The New York Times and The Washington Post. T. Christian Miller is a reporter at ProPublica, where his coverage of sexual assault was recognized with a 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Together they’ll share tips and techniques for writing data-driven stories that pack an emotional punch.
- Understanding narrative
- Reporting for story — How to gather the details and scenes that will make your numbers come to life.
- Focus and framing – Finding your way through all that material
- Communicating data – Deciding how many numbers to include and putting them in context
- Self-editing tips and techniques
We’ll look at examples of successful stories, pulling back the curtain to see how they came together.
Preregistration is required and seating is limited.
Sarah Cohen is the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School at ASU. Previously, she worked as the editor of a data reporting team at The New York Times focused on long-term enterprise and investigative stories, and as a database editor for The Washington Post. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize and the IRE medal. She is a past president of IRE, and served on the board for eight years.
IRE Board Member. ProPublica reporter. Lover of data. Let's grab a coffee and chat. @txtianmiller
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