Finding the story: Data-driven disaster coverage

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Matt Stiles of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Diamond Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and extreme temperature swings are causing historic damage. Together we’ll explore key data sets and learn how to use them to explain catastrophic events to audiences. 

This session is best for people who are already comfortable working with data in spreadsheets and have a basic familiarity with the capabilities of mapping tools such as QGIS or R. 

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Stiles is a data reporter on the California desk at the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, NPR and The Texas Tribune. He tweets @stiles.

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