Using data to report on racial inequality

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Bracey Harris of The Hechinger Report; Alden Loury of WBEZ Public Radio; Emmanuel Martinez of The Markup
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Salon C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Hear from journalists on the front lines of investigating racial, socioeconomic and other inequalities. Get story ideas as well as reporting and writing tips, along with advice on how best to frame stories in the proper historical context. Relevant public records and data sets also will be discussed.

Speaker Bios

  • Bracey Harris is a staff writer for The Hechinger Report. Prior to joining Hechinger, she covered politics and education for the Clarion Ledger where she also focused on government accountability for the paper’s investigative and enterprise team. The Magnolia State native sometimes bumps into her old high school principal on reporting assignments. Follow her @braceyharris

  • Alden Loury is a senior editor with WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s NPR affiliate.  Loury leads a team of three journalists providing enterprise reporting on race and class, as well as housing, immigration and employment. Documenting segregation and racial inequality in housing, education, employment, the criminal justice system, economic development and politics have been a focus of Alden’s work for more than 20 years.

  • Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data. Martinez is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

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