The year in CAR in odorama

  • Event: 2014 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jaimi Dowdell of Reuters; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 28 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom East
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Jennifer LaFleur, Odor Master

What were the big stories of the year? What were the most creative uses of data analysis? See what your colleagues have been up to and pick up some story ideas at the same time. As a special tribute to Baltimore's own John Waters, we'll be presenting this session in odorama.

This session is good for: People who want story ideas and people who like to smell things. It'll be useful for both beginner and advanced data users.

Speaker Bios

  • Jaimi Dowdell is a data journalist for Reuters. Previously she was training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. During that time, she trained thousands of journalists around the world in document- and data-driven reporting. In 2016, she received the Spotlight Fellowship for Investigative Reporting. Dowdell is a Mizzou grad and can be reached at, @JaimiDowdell. 

  • MARK HORVIT is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of IRE and NICAR. Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop and teaches at American University.  She previously was a senior editor at Reveal/CIR, data editor at ProPublica, The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was NICAR's founding training director and has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. 

Related Tipsheets

  • The Year in CAR in Odorama
    Jaimi Dowdell, Mark Horvitt, Jennifer Lafleur and OdorMaster highlight investigative stories from various news outlets across the nation.