Deep dives part 2

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: John Bones of SKUP Norway; Mar Cabra of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Blake Ellis of CNN; Melanie Hicken of CNN; John Kelly of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

*Moderated by John Bones, Verdens Gang

We'll give three journalists a chance to talk about their data-driven projects. Check back here for more information.

Speaker Bios

  • John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. He is one of the Nordic data journalism pioneers, and he has been a journalist and editor at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway. Has education in history, statistics, nordic languages and french, and realized trainings in Norway,  Denmark, Latvia, Nepal, at VVOJ, at Dataharvest, NICAR, IRE and GIJ Conferences. 

  • Mar Cabra is a multimedia investigative reporter from Spain, member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Her award-winning work has revealed the systematic use of tax havens, misuse of EU fishing subsidies, overfishing in the South Pacific, exposed the lucrative trade of body parts and the overmedication of foster children in the US. She also teaches data journalism in two master degrees and coordinates monthly workshops in the topic in Madrid.

  • Blake Ellis is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation. 

  • Melanie Hicken is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work, along with reporting partner Blake Ellis, has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to a little red pill targeting the elderly. She is also the co-author of A Deal with the Devil, about one of the longest-running scams in history. Follow her at @melhicken.

  • John Kelly is is an investigative reporter and editor who leads data-and-records-driven reporting and analysis for USA TODAY and 110 newsrooms across the country. He's been a watchdog journalist for two decades at The Associated Press, Florida Today and USA TODAY, where he led a project that was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He remains based in the Florida community he fell in love with while covering the space program. @jkelly3rd

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