Opportunity is defined as a situation that makes it possible to do something you want to do. For Henrietta “Etta” Fielek ’70, G’77, the opportunity to attend her dream school—Syracuse University—was made possible by scholarship support and financial aid. Now,…
Panel Discussion at Newhouse School Will Explore Data Journalism
Using data has become a critical skill for journalists. But where do you get it? How do you use it and what kinds of stories can you do? Do you have to be able to write code? Or are there other ways you can use data?
Three top journalists will visit the Newhouse School Wednesday, Nov. 8, to talk about the kinds of stories they’ve worked on, how they get and develop data skills and why some stories can only be told with data. Panelists are:
- Meghan Hoyer, data journalist, Associated Press
- Dhrumil Mehta, FiveThirtyEight
- Paul Overberg, The Wall Street Journal
In the past few years, data—in the hands of journalists—has freed slaves, uncovered how biased algorithms send more black people to prison, revealed how California fires have become increasingly deadly, showed how Flint’s water was allowed to poison children and even how doctors who had raped their patients were allowed to keep working.
Data is an incredibly powerful tool, but it requires a particular set of skills. Learn what those are, how you get them and how you can do stories that change lives.
The talk will be held at 6 p.m. in the I-3 Center, 432 Newhouse 3. For more information, contact Christi MacClurg at 315.443.1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.