Agustin Armendariz and Kendall Taggart
(h/t Jennifer LaFleur)
At the University of South Carolina, March 2014
Why should you care?
13 percent unemployment rate for 20-24 year olds
Basic data analysis skills will help get you a job
#Nicar14 job board
Why data journalism?
- Powerful figures are in the data
EXAMPLE: Wasted in Wisconsin
EXAMPLE: ESPN examines stadium food
Finding: At 28 percent of the venues, more than half of the concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one "critical" or "major" health violation.
WHy data journalism?
EXAMPLE: Associated press follows stimulus money
Combining datasets: Bridge inspections + stimulus funding
FINDING: Some of the nation's worst bridges did not get stimulus funding.
EXAMPLE: PRIME HEALTHCARE
There is news in the outliers.
Caution: this slide contains extreme nerdiness - it's Lafleur's fault
WHY Data Journalism?
EXAMPLE: California Watch
California has the toughest building regulations.
Schools must be safe.
why data journalism?
EXAMPLE: THE Center for investigative Reporting
Press releases disproportionately highlight Mexican citizens