Best practices to get and use data

  • Event: 2019 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Madi Alexander of The Dallas Morning News; Jan Diehm of The Pudding
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 1:30pm
  • Location: Poydras, Third Floor
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Interested in using more data in your reporting? Learn how to get started, how to sharpen your requesting and analysis skills, and the pros and cons of digging into what data is out there on the LGBTQ community.

Speaker Bios

  • Madi Alexander is a computational journalist at The Dallas Morning News. She was previously a data reporter at Bloomberg Government in Washington, D.C. Madi has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She volunteers for the Dallas puppy-raising chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Madi also keeps a database of all the national parks and historical sites she has visited — a total of 40 thus far. @MadiLAlexander

  • Jan Diehm is a journalist-engineer with The Pudding, where she uses data to craft visual stories. Before joining The Pudding, she had stops at CNN, The Guardian US, ABC News, HuffPost, the Baltimore Sun, and the Hartford Courant. She appreciates the finer things in life: LEGO sets, southern delicacies like pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes and good bourbon, and vintage Britney Spears. She lives in San Antonio with her wife and two cats. @jadiehm

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