Jennifer LaFleur

Investigative Reporting Workshop

Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues.

Jennifer is speaking at

Data
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)

Speakers

  • Taehyung Kim (Speaker) News Reporter, Executive Editor in Digital News, KBS
  • Jennifer LaFleur (Speaker) Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Khalid Khattak (Speaker) Founder, Data Stories
  • Brant Houston (Moderator) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description

This session will present a broad overview of the kinds of data-driven stories - small and large - being done around the world, the digital tools - old and new - being used, and the various methodologies involved in doing data journalism. 

Data
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Jade A (3rd Floor)

Speakers

Description

The spreadsheet is the go-to tool for working with government data. Attendees will learn the basics of spreadsheets including basic calculations, sorting and rates.  

NOTE: For best results, be sure to bring a laptop if you want to follow along.

Data
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)

Speakers

Description

Attendees will learn how to filter data and summarize data using pivot tables.  If time allows, we may do some data cleaning. Prerequisite Spreadsheets 1 or knowledge of how to do basic calculations such as percentage difference, sorting, and rates.

NOTE: For best results, be sure to bring a laptop if you want to follow along.

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