Healthcare: Diagnose and treat a data dearth

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Emily Le Coz of GateHouse Media; J. David McSwane of The Dallas Morning News; Marina Walker Guevara of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Salon A&B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn to navigate healthcare's data minefield to challenge conventional wisdom, unleash hidden trends and expose industry lies. Our speakers found creative ways around bad or non-existent data to expose a global network of faulty medical devices, track the true danger of giving birth at home and show how private Medicaid contractors systematically deny treatments to boost profits. We'll explore the data and documents you'll need (and those you won't) for your next big investigation. 

Speaker Bios

  • Emily Le Coz is GateHouse Media’s national data projects editor and oversees a team of journalists dedicated to data-driven investigations. Previously, she served as deputy investigations editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where she and her team won numerous national awards for a series called “Bias on the Bench,” about racial discrimination in criminal sentencing. Prior to that, she was an investigative reporter for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Miss.

  • @davidmcswane McSwane is an investigative reporter with The Dallas Morning News, where his investigations have triggered state and federal investigations and prompted legislative change. His work has won awards including The Goldsmith Prize, the Worth Bingham Prize, the Peabody and a IRE awards. 

  • Marina Walker Guevara is the deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She managed the two largest collaborations of reporters in journalism history: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers. She is currently a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford working on the intersection of machine learning and investigative reporting. 

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