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 is an investigative reporter on the state politics team at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where he specializes in data and public records. He also teaches courses in data journalism and covering gerrymandering at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. In 2016-2017 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. @mtdukes

  • 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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