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Friday, February 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Data: What Journalists and Academics Can Learn From One Another

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Academics and journalists use data for different reasons and in different contexts, but both groups seek to better inform the public with the knowledge they share. Pioneering journalists have been on the forefront of data visualization, while academics have a tradition in social science methods and statistics. What can we learn from one another, and how might we work together? This conversation will address the opportunities and challenges both groups encounter when working with data. We'll also talk about strategies for integrating data concepts into journalism curricul

 


Moderators
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Cindy Royal

Associate Professor, Texas State University
Cindy Royal is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos where she teaches Web design and online/digital/social media courses. Her research interests include understanding the role of programming and data in journalism, using social media in experiential learning projects and the integration of technology in education. Her students have gone on to digital media careers for... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeremy Bowers

News Application Developer, NPR
News applications for NPR. Formerly at the Washington Post, the St. Petersburg Times. Foodie. Dilettante oenophile. Espouser of obscure baseball statistics. Beliver in coding hubris. Runes and such.
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Amy Schmitz-Weiss

Assistant Professor of Journalism, San Diego State University
Amy Schmitz Weiss is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She is a 2011 Dart Academic Fellow. | | | | | | | | She is also the 2011-2012 Recipient of the AEJMC Bridge Grant with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that led to the creation of a mobile news app, AzteCast for the San... Read More →
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Matt Waite

Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I fly drones, build bots, write software and use math ... in a journalism school.


Friday February 8, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Stage - Hippodrome

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