Finding the story: Disaster data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Robert Benincasa of NPR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: River Oaks A
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We’ll review and do light analysis on several data sources associated with disasters, including floods, wildfires and government property buyouts. We’ll explore possibilities for linking the data to demographic and economic data. 

This session is good for: those who are comfortable with Excel and relational database concepts.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Benincasa does data analysis and reporting for NPR's Investigations Unit in Washington, D.C. His recent work includes a data analysis showing that U.S. coal miners have been exposed to toxic quartz dust in violation of federal health standards. The exposures are linked to an epidemic of a deadly form of black lung disease. Benincasa has been with NPR since 2008 and previously worked for The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press and Gannett News Service in Washington.

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