[ddj] LIVE WEBCAST 7/30: Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

Lea Shanley lashanley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 13:31:51 UTC 2014

What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing
field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global
reporting? Our speakers will discuss the implications for policymakers and
institutional accountability, and how the balance of power in information
gathering is shifting worldwide, with implications for decision-making and
open government.

*Wednesday, July 30th, 10:00am- 12:00pm, EDT*

5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC



Tweet your questions @STIPcommonslab

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*Read the report Art and Science of Data Journalism here


Kalev H. Leetaru is a is the 2013-2014 Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown
University, a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda
Council on the Future of Government, and a Foreign Policy Magazine Top 100
Global Thinker of 2013. For nearly 20 years he has been studying the web
and building systems to interact with and understand the way it is
reshaping our global society, and his work has been featured in the press
of over 100 nations and fundamentally changed how we think about
information at scale and how the ?big data? revolution is changing our
ability to understand our global collective consciousness.

Alexander B Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Howard
is a columnist at TechRepublic and founder of E Pluribus Unum, a blog
focused on open government and technology. Previously, he was a fellow at
the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the Ash
Center at Harvard University, the Washington Correspondent for O?Reilly
Media, and an associate editor at SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com.


Louise Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was
the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She
designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters
and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological
change impacts international newsgathering. Previously, she was a
diplomatic correspondent and senior editor for U.S. News and World Report,
and a journalist overseas based in Europe and the Middle East, contributing
to a variety of news organizations, including the New York Times, CBS News
?60 Minutes,? The Christian Science Monitor, and many others.

*The Wilson Center*
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Directions: *http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

This event is free and open to the public. Please allow time on arrival at
the building for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required.

Individuals attending Woodrow Wilson Center events may be audiotaped,
videotaped, or photographed during the course of a meeting, and by
attending grant permission for their likenesses and the content of their
comments, if any, to be broadcast, webcast, published, or otherwise
reported or recorded.

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Lea Shanley
Director, Commons Lab
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Work Email: Lea.Shanley at wilsoncenter.org
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