Executive director, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Doug Haddix is executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for 6,000 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). Previously, Haddix worked as an IRE training director, an assistant vice president at Ohio State University and director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. An IRE member since 1996, Haddix led investigations and computer-assisted reporting at The Columbus Dispatch for a decade. Before that, he worked as city editor of The Scranton Times in Pennsylvania; city editor of The Commercial-News in Danville, Illinois; and as a reporter for the Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun and United Press International (Indianapolis). He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.
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Using spreadsheets for stories
In this introductory data journalism session, you'll learn how to navigate spreadsheets, use formulas, functions and sorting to find stories in data, even on deadline. No previous spreadsheet experience necessary.
We will be using Excel for Windows on the conference laptops.
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Data stories require guidance from editors and producers at every stage of the work. It's risky to start editing a data story only when it's submitted by the reporter. In this panel, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to shepherding a data-driven story from idea to publication. Reporters, too, will learn how to partner with their supervisors to make sure their data story is accurate, fair and compelling.
Regardless of your home country, you can learn valuable lessons from the challenges and successes of journalists in Morocco and Nigeria. Hear about key investigations, advice for covering politics and elections, tactics to counter misinformation, and emerging trends facing journalists.
Fatiha Nakhli will talk about the situation of the investigative journalism in Morocco and what the prospects are of this journalistic genre to improve, focusing on cultural and legislative limits for journalists.
Patrick Egwu’s research looks into how in Nigeria journalists who embark on investigative reporting are trailed, targeted, arrested, kidnapped or even killed using a study of 100 journalists across different media platforms.
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