The forgotten history of data journalism

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Scott Klein of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 10:10am
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

You may think that data journalism started in the 1960s, but the truth is, data's been a central part of journalism since its very beginning. You'll see beautiful examples of data visualizations in news from the 18th and 19th centuries, and a data-backed investigation--complete with nerd box--from before the Civil War.

This session is good for: Anyone interested in data visualization.

Speaker Bios

  • Scott Klein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica. He oversees ProPublica's visual and data journalism. He also manages ProPublica's Electionland project, which is a large-scale cross-newsroom collaboration that covers voting and election integrity. Scott is also a co-founder of DocumentCloud and a board member of MuckRock. Twitter handle: @kleinmatic 

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