How to make your data stories shine for different audiences

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Patti DiVincenzo of IRE and NICAR; Dana Amihere of KPCC - 89.3; Youyou Zhou of Quartz
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to turn your data into a compelling story, whether your audience is on their phone or laptop, listening to the radio, watching television or reading the newspaper. We’ll discuss the limits and advantages of different platforms as well as the considerations that go into planning and production for them. We’ll go over tips and tricks for creating data-driven stories that don’t overwhelm your audience with numbers and stats. We’ll review content’s role in driving story presentation decisions, whether you’re developing a custom project or using an out-of-the-box template.


Speaker Bios

  • Dana Amihere recently joined KPCC as data editor, where she will help lead the station's data visualization and digital storytelling efforts. Previously, she worked as an interactive editor at The Dallas Morning News, as a web developer for Pew Research Center’s digital team and as an interactive designer on The Baltimore Sun’s data desk.

  • Patti DiVincenzo is a training director at IRE. She spent more than three decades working in TV stations across the country, starting in Topeka, Kansas and eventually landing at WSB-TV in Atlanta where she was an investigative producer and data specialist for 16 years. A long-time member of IRE, she joined the staff in February 2019.

  • 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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