Source:2198Gabriel Dance, Kenan Davis, Steven Rich, Jodi Upton, Tom Meagher
Affiliation:The Marshall Project, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, The Marshall Project
Over the past year and a half, criminal justice has risen to the top of the national conversation in a way it hasn’t for decades. Yet even as public and open data in many areas have improved, we’ve found that in criminal justice the data is as bad as it’s ever been. In this session, journalists from four news organizations — The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY and The Marshall Project — talk about how (and why) they built their own databases to fill the gaps and what they learned in the process.