Whether you're a team of one, a small startup or battling despots abroad, we'll tell you how to pull off data-focused stories and projects with few dedicated resources. Our panel features journalists working with and within small teams in the U.S. and abroad who manage to produce stories and investigations with impact using data. We’ll share tips and tools to make you more efficient and project examples to show you what’s possible for a data journalist in a small shop. We’ll also talk about how to avoid mistakes, find mentors and get buy-in from others.
Eva Constantaras is a data journalist specialized in building data journalism teams in developing countries. These teams that have reported from across Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organized crime networks to extractive industries and public health. As a Google Data Journalism Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow, she developed a course for investigative and data journalism in high-risk environments. @evaconstantaras
Brent Jones is the data visual specialist at St. Louis Public Radio. His job ranges from creating static graphics for individual stories to building interactives and stand-alone sites for projects to developing, discovering and training on newsroom tools. He previously worked at the St. Louis Beacon and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University's journalism school. @brentajones