Critical infrastructure keeps high waters and dangerous chemicals at bay, but what happens when the infrastructure fails? We will talk broadly about the importance of investigating infrastructure, including tips for stories and data sources. We'll drill down into the elusive National Inventory of Dams, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped releasing shortly after 9/11. The database has more recently become searchable on the USACE website, and NICAR and SEJ have acquired a copy.
This session is good for: People who want story ideas. Some experience with data would be helpful, but not necessary.