Technology & Tools Track: Making data investigations shine on multiple platforms

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Josh Hinkle of KXAN/NBC Austin; Gabriel Dance of The New York Times; Darla Cameron of The Texas Tribune
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Texas C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Investigators often have a ton of numbers and details that can be tough to make simple enough to understand and visually stunning enough to grab an audience's attention. Using on-air and digital examples, panelists will walk attendees step-by-step through the decisions to use certain formats, creative ideas and different platforms/tools to highlight all that digging and elevate its importance in a story.

Speaker Bios

  • Darla Cameron is the data visuals editor at The Texas Tribune in Austin, where she leads a team of developers at the intersection of graphics and news applications. Previously, she was a graphics editor at The Washington Post. She began her career in Florida at the Tampa Bay Times after completing a fellowship at the Poynter Institute. Darla is a Colorado native with a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

  • Gabriel Dance is the deputy investigations editor for The New York Times. He primarily focuses on investigations into technology and the companies that control our information. @gabrieldance

  • Josh Hinkle is KXAN’s Director of Investigations & Innovation, leading the station’s duPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team on multiple platforms. He also leads KXAN’s political coverage as the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a weekly program focused on the Texas Legislature and elections, seen in 14 markets statewide. @hinklej

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