Finding the story: Disaster data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Robert Benincasa of NPR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: River Oaks A
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We’ll review and do light analysis on several data sources associated with disasters, including floods, wildfires and government property buyouts. We’ll explore possibilities for linking the data to demographic and economic data. 

This session is good for: those who are comfortable with Excel and relational database concepts.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Benincasa does data-driven reporting for NPR's Washington, D.C.-based investigations team. Recent work includes a series on how federal disaster aid favors the wealthy, and a consumer investigation into diabetic alert dogs. Twitter: @robertbenincasa

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