Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit News. He is author of Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide and co-author of The Investigative Reporter's Handbook. Before joining the University of Illinois, he was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University Missouri for a decade after being an award-winning investigative journalist for 17 years.

Brant is speaking at

Data
September 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room 2.107, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Speakers

  • Kuang Keng Kuek Ser (Speaker) Data Journalism Trainer/Consultant, DataN
  • Paul Bradshaw (Speaker) Data journalist & lecturer, BBC England data unit/Birmingham City University
  • Brant Houston (Speaker) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description

Long-time practitioners and teachers will share their best tips for effectively teaching journalism and discuss effective curricula and syllabi for instruction for students and professionals.

Data
September 26, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.105, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Limited Seating

42 of 42 seats filled

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Speakers

  • Brant Houston (Speaker) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jennifer LaFleur (Speaker) Data editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Sarah Cohen (Speaker) Knight Chair in Data Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Description

Data journalism is ever changing. From artificial intelligence to sensor-driven investigations to turning massive document dumps into data, we'll show you what's ahead for data journalism and what tools you need to get there.

Academic
September 28, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.103, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Deborah Nelson (Moderator) Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
  • Mark Lee Hunter (Speaker) Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
  • Brant Houston (Speaker) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Paulette Desormeaux (Speaker) Director, Red de Periodistas Chile

Description

The long-term survival of investigative journalism hangs on how well we prepare the next generation. Four veteran educators who created successful university-based programs will lead a discussion with attendees about biggest challenges and best approaches.

Business Environment
September 28, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.104, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Mark Schapiro (Speaker) Lecturer, UC Berkeley- Grad School of Journalism
  • Madlen Davies (Speaker) Health and science editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • André Campos (Speaker) Journalist, Reporter Brasil
  • Floreen Simon (Speaker) Training Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Brant Houston (Moderator) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description

There's a seemingly endless supply of important investigative stories about food and agriculture. Often they involve life and death issues and huge vested interests, and they frequently require cross-border collaboration. Food and agriculture are also linked to one of the biggest stories of our time: climate change. These reporters -- from Brazil, the Philippines, the UK and US -- offer tips on how to dig into topics ranging from industrial pig farms to the multinational seed business. 

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