Bulletproofing your reporting

  • Event: 2017 Des Moines Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Sandhya Kambhampati of Los Angeles Times; Matt Wynn of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 30 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Capital Square, Community Rm
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Strategies, tips and techniques for reporters, editors, producers and online staff to ensure accuracy.

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

  • Matt Wynn is a senior data reporter on USA Today's investigations team. Before that, he was the director of investigations at MedPage Today. @mattwynn

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