EVENT: Data Journalism – Principles and Pitfalls of Turning Data into Stories

Noah Veltman
Noah Veltman, WNYC Data News 

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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EVENT DETAILS

Friday, May 2, 2014
9:00-11:00 am
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

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