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From up-to-the-minute election results to in-depth investigations, the ability to work with data and collaborate with a broad range of people is critical to how journalists operate. Join us for a conversation ranging from how journalists with non-technical backgrounds can get started to a look at when and how scale matters. Our speakers have worked at the international, regional and local levels, with both journalistic and technical backgrounds.
Please join us for an evening at Northwestern University’s SF campus in conversation with the panelists and the Bay Area journalism community. This evening is presented by the Online News Association and Hacks/Hackers.
More details to be announced shortly.
Mago Torres’s work has focused on the research and application of the right to information and data journalism, and explores the connection between journalism, academia and civil society. She worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists as a researcher on the Panama Papers investigation; coordinated the journalism program and served as a scholar at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and worked as research director for the Global Investigative Journalism Network. She is a co-founder of Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), where she contributed to investigative projects.
Ted Han has been leading DocumentCloud’s technology efforts with a product focus since 2011. He studied computational linguistics and has worked in technology and startups for more than a decade. He was selected as a participant in the Knight Mozilla Journalism Challenge and has worked on DataMapper, Merb and a variety of data-based projects, including the CrisisCommons response to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.