WNYC Data Journalist Noah Veltman will discuss the principles and pitfalls of turning data into stories, including how it relates to citizen science efforts.
Topics that will be explored:
- Finding/cleaning data
- The different flavors of bad data
- How newsrooms design visualizations
- What not to do when making a map
- How to lie with charts
Noah Veltman is a developer and datanaut for the WNYC Data News Team. He builds interactive graphics, maps and data-driven news apps, and spends a lot of time spelunking in messy spreadsheets. Prior to WNYC, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at BBC News in London. Other projects by Noah can be found here: http://noahveltman.com/sandbox.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
6th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Directions to the Wilson Center: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions