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 data reporter at the Chicago Tribune. She attended NYU and UC Berkeley, and now lives in Chicago. She thinks frequently about what it is to be both American and Muslim, and how those affect her work with data and words. @nausheenhusain

  • Ryan McNeill is a journalist assigned to Reuters data team. Since joining Reuters in 2012, he has worked on stories about the public health system’s response to antibiotic resistance, sea level rise, the underground market for adopted children, income inequality and the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas. He has also 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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