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Data Journalism Conference

Data Journalism: New Tools and New Challenges for Accessing Information

Yale Law School

March 9, 2012

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Room 122

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The production of news increasingly involves the processing, analysis, and presentation of data. Governments and other organizations have made more data publicly available, sometimes through extralegal means, while newsrooms have simultaneously been adding new tools and acquiring new expertise to manage this flow of information. This conference, hosted by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, will bring together working journalists, computer scientists, and media researchers to examine new practices and challenges in the rapidly emerging field of data journalism. Panelists will explore the increasing use of data in journalism; the role that news organizations play in mediating, curating, and redacting data; and the interaction of new practices in data journalism with First Amendment and policy issues concerning freedom of information, open government, and privacy. 

9:30-10:00 am         Informal Breakfast – Room 122


10:00-12:00 pm       Panel 1: Data Journalism Forms and Practices

Reginald Chua, Editor, Data and Innovation, Thomson Reuters

Amanda Cox, Graphics Editor, New York Times

Simon Ferrari, Video Game Designer and Doctoral Researcher in Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology

Katharine Jarmul, Lead Developer, Loud3r

Dafna Linzer, Senior Investigative Reporter, ProPublica


12:15 – 1:15 pm      Bag Lunch provided


1:30- 3:30 pm          Panel 2: The Influence of Data on News Work

C.W. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College   of Staten Island (CUNY)

Brian Boyer, News Applications Editor, Chicago Tribune

Hannah Fairfield, Graphics Director, Washington Post

Matt Stiles, Data Journalist, NPR


4:00 pm                   Dinner for remaining panelists at Thali Too, 65 Broadway