Campaign 2020: Data and docs

  • Event: 2019 Chicago Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2:45pm
  • Location: 1st Floor Conaway Center
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Elections provide a wealth of watchdog story ideas using key data and documents. Find out how to mine data and documents to track money and influence in politics at the federal, state and local levels.

Speaker Bios

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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