This special session features the wit and wisdom of James B. Steele, one of the nation's most accomplished investigative journalists and a data journalism pioneer.
In 1972, Steele and reporting partner Donald L. Barlett in collaboration with Philip Meyer used a computer to analyze more than 1,000 cases of violent crime in Philadelphia for The Philadelphia Inquirer -- the largest CAR project of its time. Barlett and Steele worked together for more than 40 years on investigative stories that won two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Magazine Awards, six IRE Awards and a slew of other honors. Over the years, Steele also has produced investigative pieces for Time Inc., Vanity Fair, the Investigative Reporting Workshop and REVEAL from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Bring your own questions and participate in this special conversation, which will be moderated by Sarah Cohen, the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Cohen previously ran the data reporting team at The New York Times and worked as database editor at The Washington Post, where she shared in the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the IRE medal and other national awards.