Finding the story: Guns

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brian Freskos of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 11:30am
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The national conversation about guns is seemingly nonstop, but data surrounding firearms can be tough to grasp, or in some cases non-existent or exempted from public release. In this class, you’ll spend an hour working with gun data collected by police and exploring ways to localize storytelling about guns in your community. 

This session is good for: Anyone who is comfortable working with data in Excel. 

Speaker Bios

  • Brian Freskos is a reporter for The Trace. His work has primarily focused on how guns get diverted into the illegal marketplace. He recently moved from New York to Chicago to establish The Trace's Midwest Bureau, and is currently pursuing projects around rogue gun dealers and interstate trafficking pipelines. Twitter: @BrianFreskos

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