How to impress the boss & save democracy: Data stories you can turn in 30 days or less
Beginners to seasoned data journalists will learn about easy-to-find, easy-to-navigate datasets that lead to quick-turn watchdog stories. We’ll show examples across beats. You’ll leave this panel with a notebook full of story ideas that you can tackle as soon as you return to your newsroom.
Holly Hacker is an investigative reporter at The Dallas Morning News. She worked in the IRE/NICAR Data Library while earning her master's degree at the Missouri School of Journalism. She was part of the team that won the 2007 Philip Meyer Award for exposing cheating on standardized tests in Texas. @hollyhacker
Jill Riepenhoff is a producer for InvestigateTV. Prior to joining the national TV team in 2017, she was an investigative reporter at The Columbus Dispatch for more than three decades. With that many years under her belt, she has written about all sorts of unsavory characters/agencies/laws. She also likes to dig into sports from time to time. She is a member of the IRE Board of Directors. @JRiep
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