The next 25 years of CAR

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Len De Groot of Los Angeles Times; Shazna Nessa of The Wall Street Journal; Latoya Peterson of Data & Society
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Salon C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Rapid advances in technology and a shifting media landscape make it risky to predict the future of data journalism. But our intrepid panelists will venture into forecasting the tools and trends that will shape the next 25 years of data journalism. They'll also tackle emerging ethical and privacy concerns for journalists and the public alike. Come hear what may be in store for you and your newsroom in coming years!

Speaker Bios

  • Len De Groot is an assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times and oversees the editorial development of content management systems, Data and Visualization, podcasts and digital design. He joined the organization in 2013 as the director of Data and Visualization, where he led a transformation of the graphics department into an award-winning, digital-first team. 

  • Shazna Nessa is the Chief Visuals Editor at The Wall Street Journal. She was formerly the director of journalism at The Knight Foundation, head of innovation and products at the Associated Press, and executive producer at Conde Nast Portfolio.com. She is an officer of the Online News Association board and an advisor at the Tow Center for digital journalism. She was a 2014 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford, where her work focused on visual literacy and data visualization. @shazna

  • Latoya Peterson (@latoyapeterson) lives at the intersection of emerging technology and culture. Currently, she is working on projects involving virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Previously, she was the Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation for ESPN's The Undefeated.  She is currently on the advisory board of the Data & Society Institute and the board of visitors for The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships. 

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