CAR throwback

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop; Cheryl Phillips of Stanford University; Aron Pilhofer of Temple University
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon C&D
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This year, we’re going way, way back. We’ll take you on a ride on the Information Superhighway 1990s style. We’ll tell you about the tools we used to work with records on a computer! Expect classic NICAR datasets, dated references and more lame jokes. Along with the history lesson, we will provide some of the same data tips that are vital to data journalism. 

Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop and teaches at American University.  She previously was a senior editor at Reveal/CIR, data editor at ProPublica, The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was NICAR's founding training director and has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. 

  • Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips

  • Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was Executive Editor, Digital, and interim Chief Digital Officer at the Guardian in London. Previously, he has been a reporter and editor at The New York Times, The Center for Public Integrity as well as Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware. Aron also co-founded two news-related startups: DocumentCloud.org and Hacks & Hackers.

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