The datasets you should be using

  • Event: 2018 Boston Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Andrew Tran of The Washington Post; Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10:15am
  • Location: Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

We'll list a wide range of local and national databases you can request or download immediately, along with related story ideas that will position you to lead coverage while holding governments of all levels accountable.

Speaker Bios

  • Andrew Ba Tran is an investigative data reporter on The Washington Post's rapid response team. He previously was a data editor in Connecticut where he investigated racial profiling by police and before that was a data producer in Boston. Other East Coast newsrooms he's made his way through include The Virginian-Pilot and the Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow and a Chips Quinn Scholar, too. 

  • Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist on the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. He has won national awards for his work on public records and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize four times as part of small teams, including in 2018 for a series examining Boston's reputation for racism. Wallack was selected as a Nieman fellow for 2019-2020. @twallack

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    A wide range of local and national databases you can request or download immediately, along with related story ideas that will position you to lead coverage while holding governments of all levels accountable.