Finding, Mining and Exploiting Data

  • Saturday, Sep 24 – 1 PM – 2 PM PT (20 – 21 UTC)
  • #ONA22
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This session is brought to you by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Discover how investigative journalists from award-winning news organizations are using modern technology and applications to locate, search and exploit public records to tell powerful stories. The session will cover beginner-friendly tactics to obtain data through mining and creative requests and will offer ideas about how reporters, including those without technical skills, can use readily available datasets to tackle elections, crime, traffic and more.

Speakers

Denise Vickers
Director, Innovation News Center, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Brandon Meyer
Adjunct Lecturer and Newsroom Technology Fellow, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Gavin Off
Data Reporter, Charlotte (N.C.) Observer