Finding the story: Guns

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brian Freskos of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 11:30am
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The national conversation about guns is seemingly nonstop, but data surrounding firearms can be tough to grasp, or in some cases non-existent or exempted from public release. In this class, you’ll spend an hour working with gun data collected by police and exploring ways to localize storytelling about guns in your community. 

This session is good for: Anyone who is comfortable working with data in Excel. 

Speaker Bios

  • Brian Freskos is an award-winning staff writer for The Trace, where his reporting has primarily focused on gun trafficking networks and community-based violence prevention. His work at The Trace has been published in partnership with The New Yorker, The Guardian, and several other outlets. He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and Columbia University. You can find him on Twitter @BrianFreskos.

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