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Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University and the Sheraton Palo Alto

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Sunday, October 18 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Doubling down on data

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Data-driven storytelling is all the rage these days. New sites, such as FiveThirtyEight, The Upshot and Vox, have made data the central character in their stories, but how should local news organizations be thinking about data? Does every site need a team of developers and data visualization experts? Or are there others ways to make data-driven storytelling part of the daily workflow in your newsroom?

Moderators
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Shazna Nessa

Director of journalism, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Shazna Nessa is director of journalism at Knight Foundation. She was a 2014 John S.Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, she was a deputy managing editor at The Associated Press in New York where she supervised editorial products and innovation.

Speakers
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Gene Balk

FYI Guy columnist, The Seattle Times
Gene Balk writes a data column for The Seattle Times called FYI Guy. He started at The Times in 2002 as news librarian. He is a native of New Jersey and earned a master’s degree in Library Science from Rutgers University. Before coming to The Times, he worked for the Orange County... Read More →
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Kaizar Campwala

President, CALmatters
Kaizar Campwala is the president of CALmatters. Before co-founding this state politics and policy venture, Kaizar was director of content and partnerships at Stitcher, a startup that grew into the leading independent mobile podcast app. Previously, he was the managing editor of... Read More →
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Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-chief, ProPublica
Stephen Engelberg was the founding managing editor of ProPublica from 2008-2012, and became editor-in-chief on January 1, 2013. He worked previously as managing editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., where he supervised investigative projects and news coverage. Before that... Read More →
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Jennifer LaFleur

Senior editor for data journalism, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room: LK130 (1st floor) Li Ka Shing Center