Khalid Khattak

Founder, Data Stories

Khalid Khattak is a staff reporter at The News International and has been in the profession for 14 years now. In 2015, Khalid founded Data Stories ( --Pakistan's first independent data journalism initiative with an aim to promote data journalism, data storytelling and data literacy in his country. Khalid's data journalism based investigative story won the first prize (in education category) in the ICFJ Alumni Summit Reporting Contest organised by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Pakistan in 2015. Khalid was also a visiting faculty at the Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies where he taught Online Journalism for one semester. He is Daniel Pearl Fellow (2013) and as part of the fellowship worked at the DC bureau of the Wall Street Journal for almost five months. He is council member of the Lahore Press Club.

Khalid is speaking at

October 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)


  • 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


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. 

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