Covering immigration with data

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Nausheen Husain of Chicago Tribune; Christine Mehta of Syracuse University, Newhouse School; Ryan McNeill of Reuters
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon A&B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Migration will continue to be one of the most important issues reporters will need to cover responsibly -- this session will provide a rundown of data available on all the aspects of migration: immigration, asylum-seekers, refugees and refugee camps, detained families and children, etc., the stories that have come out of that data, and the potential stories that could come out of that data.

Speaker Bios

  • Nausheen (no'sheen) is a reporter at the Chicago Tribune who is interested in civil liberties, migration, surveillance and community. She thinks frequently about what it is to be both American and Muslim, and how those affect her work with data and words.

  • Ryan McNeill is the London-based deputy editor of the Reuters data journalism team. Most recently, his work showed how Burkina Faso’s increasing instability is putting thousands of gold mines in reach of jihadists, as well as how billions of dollars of gold are leaving Africa illegally through the United Arab Emirates. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Oklahoman. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. 

  • Currently a lecturer at Syracuse University, Christine Mehta has been a human rights investigator for flagship human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, for six years. She reports on national security, immigration, criminal justice reform, police brutality, and conflict in countries around the world. Mehta's work has been featured in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera, BBC Hindi, The Hindu, and USA Today. @christinemehta

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