An event to celebrate the legacy of David Donald will be held Jan. 12 at American University in Washington, D.C. All are welcome at the 6:30 p.m. remembrance and reception, hosted by the School of Communication in the McKinley Building.
Full details are available on the Celebrating David Donald event page on Facebook.
The evening will include tributes to David, an accomplished journalist and data journalism leader who died Dec. 10 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He served as IRE national training director for nearly five years. (Read IRE’s tribute to David.)
David’s wife, Joyce, is expected to attend the event at American University, where David served as data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and as data journalist in residence.
Mrs. Donald has asked that any donations in David’s memory go to IRE for the David Donald Fund for Data Journalism. The fund will be used for scholarships to journalism professors to attend an IRE data boot camp or the national Computer-Assisted Reporting conference. That way, journalism educators can learn and spread the gospel of CAR for years to come among their students -- preparing them early to be effective watchdogs.
Donations can be made online (note "David Donald Fund" as the specific fund) or by check to Investigative Reporters and Editors with "David Donald Fund" in the note line (141 Neff Annex, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri 65211).