Making the most of data and documents

  • Event: 2017 Des Moines Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Sandhya Kambhampati of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 30 at 9:15am
  • Location: Capital Square, Community Rm
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Advice on developing a documents state of mind, navigating public records, understanding records retention schedules, exploring key records on a variety of beats, and becoming familiar with key national data sets to produce high-impact local stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Sandhya Kambhampati is a data reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Most recently, she worked at ProPublica Illinois, where she uses statistics to uncover structural issues and abuses. At ProPublica, she co-reported on the widespread inaccuracies in Cook County's property tax assessment system, which was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Local Reporting. Before that, she was a Knight-Mozilla fellow at Correctiv and a database reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education. Twitter: @sandhya__k

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