Investigating nonprofits with data

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Andrea Fuller of The Wall Street Journal; Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll show reporters at all levels how to work with nonprofit data. We'll walk you through spreadsheets and databases that contain information on how nonprofits are spending their money and give you tips for identifying red flags. We'll also talk about digitized 990 filings and how you or other programmers in your newsroom can parse the data and root out corruption.

Speaker Bios

  • Andrea Fuller is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York City who specializes in data analysis. She uses spreadsheets, databases, and computer code to find stories. Ms. Fuller joined the Journal in April 2014. She previously was a data journalist at Gannett Digital, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

  • Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist on the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. He has won national awards for his work on public records and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize four times as part of small teams, including in 2018 for a series examining Boston's reputation for racism. Wallack was selected as a Nieman fellow for 2019-2020. @twallack

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