Save the data: going from zip (drive) to news by rescuing, analyzing old data

  • Event: 2014 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Cheryl Phillips of Stanford University; Gregg Leslie of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Jacob Harris of 18F
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom West
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Come help explore the possibilities and cautions in saving, rescuing and reviving old data sets as well as aggregating and standardizing disparate local data to create a bigger impact. Possible hackfest to follow.

Speaker Bios

  • Jacob Harris is an Innovation Specialist at 18F, a digital consultancy inside the U.S. government, for the U.S. government. Previously he was a member of the Interactive Newsroom Technologies team at the New York Times. @harrisj

  • Gregg is the Legal Defense Director of the Reporters Committee, and has been a staff attorney with the organization since 1994. He also serves as editor of the Reporters Committee's news publications and guides. Before law school, he worked as a freelance writer and researcher. Gregg has served as chairman of the D.C. Bar's Media Law Committee and as a member of the American Bar Association's Fair Trial and Free Press Task Force.

  • Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips

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