Game of life: Data from day one to the day you die

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jaimi Dowdell of Reuters; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Based on the family favorite board game, we'll take you through your life as you generate data. We'll talk about stories that have used various data sets and tips about getting the data. Special note: This session will feature festive props and costumes.

This session is good for: Anyone. Attendees will leave with story ideas and data sources.

Speaker Bios

  • Jaimi Dowdell is a data journalist for Reuters. Previously she was training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and data editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. @JaimiDowdell

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

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