Broadcast: Viz, quick hits and the data you need

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jamie Grey of InvestigateTV; Andy Pierrotti of WXIA-Atlanta; Tisha Thompson of ESPN; Matt Goldberg of NBCUniversal
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 4:30pm
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Matt Goldberg, KNBC-Los Angeles

This session will take a closer look at three areas that can improve your data-driven broadcast reporting and set you apart from the pack:

•Visualizing the data story - Analyzing data is one thing, but how does that translate to TV? How can you make spreadsheet analysis sexy? Learn techniques for visualizing your data investigations to draw viewers and enhance your story.

•Data journalism to feed the beast - Some ideas for when you need a day of air story. What datasets are available for quick-turn investigations?

•The data you need now - What should you have on hand to help you investigate and enhance your investigations? Which searchable databases should you be familiar with to help you beat the competition on deadline?

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Goldberg is the Vice President of Content Strategy for the NBC Owned TV Stations, where he leads a team focused on innovative storytelling. He has been honored with numerous local and national awards, including the IRE Award.  He has worked at television stations in Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. His reporting has exposed consumer fraud, government corruption and human rights violations.  Matt also serves on the IRE board of directors.

  • Jamie Grey is the executive producer of investigations for Gray Television and InvestigateTV, which produces stories for the company's stations in 93 television markets. She was previously a professor at the University of Missouri and an investigative and general assignment reporter in Iowa and Idaho. Jamie loves using data for journalism and life in general, including for her Fantasy Football drafts and tracking her running and spinning miles. Twitter: @tvnewsjamie

  • Andy is an investigative reporter at 11Alive, the NBC TV affiliate in Atlanta. He's an accomplished journalist recognized with by George Foster Peabody, RTNDA, Scripps Howard Foundation and numerous regional Emmy chapters. His stories focus on government accountability, equality, criminal justice and consumer advocacy. Twitter: @AndyPierrotti

  • Tisha is an investigative reporter at ESPN, appearing on Outside the Lines, E:60 and SportsCenter. A member of ESPN's 2019 Peabody Award winning team for "Spartan Secrets,” she also won the 2019 national Gracie Award for Best Online Video Host for espnW’s "Being Believed: A Conversation with Sister Survivors," which also received the 2019 Gold Telly Award for Best Online Talk Show. She’s been a member of IRE/NICAR for more than 20 years.

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