I enjoy speaking to students and professionals about journalism and data, so please contact me if you’d like to discuss training or a visit to your group.
I can train groups or individuals on:
- Data analysis using Excel, Access or SQL-based database managers
- Programming with Python
- Building Web sites with WordPress and Django
- Writing and editing
- Reporting techniques, including finding and negotiating for data
I’ve been fortunate to connect with Investigative Reporters and Editors, a professional organization comprising some of the smartest minds in journalism. I’ve attended more than a dozen of IRE’s conferences and spoken at several:
1999 – National CAR Conference, Boston
2000 – IRE National Conference, New York City
2002 – National CAR Conference, Philadelphia
Speaker: Building and Analyzing Your Own Databases: The World Trade Center
2002 – IRE National Conference, San Francisco
Speaker: The power of building your own databases
2003 – National CAR Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Speaker: Applying CAR to non-metro beats: Lifestyle, entertainment and sports
2004 – National CAR Conference, Cincinnati
2005 – National CAR Conference, Hollywood, Calif.
Speaker: That’s Entertainment: Data for investigating Hollywood and its businesses
2006 – National CAR Conference, Newark, N.J.
2009 – National CAR Conference, Indianapolis
2009 – IRE National Conference, Baltimore
Speaker: Computer programming: Learn the basic lingo and gain new powers
2010 – National CAR Conference, Phoenix, Ariz.
Speaker: Uncovering health and food safety issues
Speaker: CAR-based investigations we’re missing
2011 – National CAR Conference, Raleigh, N.C.
Speaker: Free software: From spreadsheets to GIS
Speaker: APIs: Making the Web a data medium
2012 – National CAR Conference, St. Louis
Speaker: Making Sure You Tell A Story
Speaker: The Ins and Outs of Internal APIs
Speaker: CSVkit demo
2012 – IRE National Conference, Boston
Speaker: Managing the Multimedia Project
Speaker: Free Tools for Journalists
2013 – National CAR Conference, Louisville
Speaker: The Data-Driven Story: Bulletproofing and Presentation
Speaker: Career Development Roundtable