Data Journalism #2

Data Visualization DC is proud to produce Round 2 of Data Journalism for 2014! In his own words, our moderator Adam Zuckerman summarizes nicely:

"Traditionally, journalists have sourced stories via relationships and working the streets. Today, however, news unfolds differently.  As such, the ability to decipher and interpret large sets of information to uncover, better explain and/or provide context to a news story is becoming an important mechanism for differentiation between professional journalists and the average person on the street with a smartphone.

This panel will delve in to the implications and effect of how data and technology is changing the journalist landscape and ecosystem."

Moderator: Adam Zuckerman, Founder of Fosterly

Panelists: Nikki Usher - Nick Diakopoulos - Kennedy Elliot - Stephanie Stamm

Nikki Usher - GWU

Nikki Usher is a professor at The George Washington University. She studies news production in the digital age, and most recently has been at work studying the intersection of tech and journalism.

Nick Diakopoulos - UMD

Nicholas Diakopoulos will join the faculty of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in August and is a Tow Fellow at the Columbia University School of Journalism. His research interests involve computational and data journalism and focus on algorithmic accountability, as well as automated data visualization storytelling and social interaction with data. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism. Before Columbia he worked as a researcher at Rutgers University and CUNY studying the intersections of information science, innovation, and journalism. Nick can be contacted via email at [masked], and is online at @ndiakopoulos and

Kennedy Elliott - Visual Journalist - The Washington Post

Kennedy Elliott is a visual journalist currently working for the Washington Post. Previously, she worked for the Associated Press and the Guardian US in New York. She's interested in science, data, math, art, coding, running, her dog and photography. @kennelliott

Stephanie Stamm - News Artist - National Journal

Stephanie Stamm is a news artist at National Journal. Prior to joining the magazine, Stamm held internships at The Seattle Times, the Florida Times-Union and Indianapolis Monthly. She was raised in Westfield, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with degrees in Journalism Graphics and Visual Communication. [masked]


• 6:30 - Doors open, networking

• 7ish - Introductions & Announcement

• 7:15  - Panel Discussion w/ Q&A

• 8:30 - Data Drinks @ WaPo!

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