Thursday, November 16 • 14:00 - 15:15
Getting a Data State of Mind

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To be an investigative journalist in the 21st century you need to constantly think about where you can find data for any story on which you are working and imagine how it can best be used in a story. It also is thinking that for every statement someone makes there is a database that will prove or disprove what that person says. 

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Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting 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... Read More →
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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).

Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg