Best practices to get and use data

  • Event: 2019 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Madi Alexander of Bloomberg Government; Jan Diehm of The Pudding
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 1:30pm
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Interested in using more data in your reporting? Learn how to get started, how to sharpen your requesting and analysis skills, and the pros and cons of digging into what data is out there on the LGBTQ community.

Speaker Bios

  • Madi Alexander is a data reporter for Bloomberg Government in Washington D.C., where she covers Congress, elections and campaign finance. She is originally from Moore, Oklahoma, and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Madi keeps a database of the national parks and historical sites she's visited, which so far is 38. @MadiLAlexander

  • Jan is a Journalist Engineer at The Pudding, where she wields data and design to craft visual essays. She appreciates the finer things in life: LEGO sets, southern delicacies like pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes, and vintage Britney Spears. She’s had stops at CNN, the Guardian US, ABC News, and the Hartford Courant, among others. If you like women’s sports, pop divas, data, and queer issues, her Twitter is for you: @jadiehm

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