Finding untold stories in unfamiliar communities

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Anh Do of Los Angeles Times; Nausheen Husain of Chicago Tribune; Youyou Zhou of Quartz
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 11:30am
  • Location: Salon C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Don’t settle for “it can’t be done” or "I don't have any sources in that culture." Although some undercovered communities might seem a mystery, they don't have to remain that way. This session will discuss how to blend diverse voices and sources of data into your stories, and cover hard-to-reach communities, such as those filled with older and more recent immigrants, some who may not have much experience with the media, minority communities who are often fearful of the repercussions of speaking with media, and others.

Speaker Bios

  • Anh Do covers Asian American issues and Orange County news. A second-generation journalist, she has worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Seattle Times, the Orange County Register and Nguoi Viet Daily News. Do, born in Saigon, is a graduate of USC who also studied international relations in London and Spanish in Mexico City. Apart from words, she's passionate about all things canine, spending 24 years volunteering in dog rescue. @newsterrier

  • 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.

  • Youyou Zhou is a Things reporter at Quartz, reporting stories using visual and data tools with a keen interest in immigration, global issues and algorithmic accountability. She has recently shifted to work on Quartz membership offerings. Youyou previously worked for The Associated Press and graduated from University of Missouri. Find her on Twitter @zhoyoyo

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