50 ideas in 60 minutes

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Tyler Dukes of WRAL-Raleigh; Mc Nelly Torres of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

If you have a few data skills and you're looking for the right ideas to try them out, here are plenty -- whether you need something for tomorrow or you have a few weeks. We've got 50 proven winners for media outlets of all sizes, coming at you fast!

This session is good for: Reporters who want story ideas. All skill levels welcome.

Speaker Bios

  • Tyler Dukes (@mtdukes) is an investigative reporter at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where he specializes in data and public records. In 2017, he completed a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and currently teaches at Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Prior to joining WRAL, he worked as managing editor for Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab, a project to reduce the costs of investigative journalism.

  • Mc Nelly Torres is an independent award-winning journalist based in South Florida. As a freelance journalist, she has done work for Bloomberg and the Center for Investigative Journalism of P.R. In 2010, Torres co-founded FCIR.org. Her work at the Sun-Sentinel won state, regional and national awards. She covered education for the San Antonio Express-News where her work contributed to the conviction of a school building architect. In South Carolina, she garnered local and state awards for her investigative work on the state's hog farm permit process. Torres served on IRE’s Board from 2008-2014. @WatchdogDiva

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