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Data scientists sought for panel discussion

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Hello - this in from our member Karoline Pershell -

Big Data Fellows,

I'm organizing a panel of speakers for the NICAR (National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting at­) conference at the end of February. I'm looking for scientists who like to work with data who would be interested in talking about the kinds of data they work with, how they approach data analysis, and how they deal with the 'sticky parts', e.g. data cleaning, missing data, statistical nightmares, etc.

The format is a 50 min panel discussion with three panelists and a moderator. The audience is a self-selected group of journalists and reporters who have an interest in using data analysis and visualization as part of their investigative reporting. This is an international conference and a great opportunity to meet members of the press who have an interest in data. Some are newbies to data analysis and some are pretty sophisticated.

If you are interested, please let me know. Below is a description of the conference from the organizers.



We're holding an investigative journalism conference in Baltimore Feb. 27-March 2. This conference focuses on using data and analytics for reporting and presentation of the news. We like to bring in speakers who aren't journalists to help us find better ways to look at and dig in on issues.

This conference will draw more than 500 attendees from around the world. Our current speaker lineup includes journalists and experts from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, ProPublica, Los Angeles Times, Bocoup, Google, Stanford, MATTER and much more. Here's our conference site:­

About our organization: We're a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. We have more than 4,500 members and this past year we conducted training for journalists in 23 states and in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud.
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