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Collaboration + Data: Tools, Techniques and Tips for Journalists

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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, with generous support from ONA Local.

6:30 PM: Doors open
7:00 PM: Panel begins!
8:30 PM: Panel ends
9:00 PM: Doors close


Cheryl Phillips has been teaching journalism at Stanford University since 2014 and is a founding member of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab. She is involved with the Stanford Open Policing Project, which collects police interaction data and evaluates racial disparities. Cheryl also is a member of the California Civic Data Coalition. Twitter: @cephillips

Joaquin Palomino is a data and investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to joining The Chronicle in 2015, Palomino worked as a freelance journalist for dozens of national and regional outlets including National Geographic, Al Jazeera America, Reuters and more.

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.


Ed Bice is the founding CEO of Meedan and in this capacity has since 2005 devoted his professional energies to creating digital tools and programs that promote collaborative verification, annotation, and translation. In this role he has led strategy and project definition for several software development efforts in social linguistic computing, cross-cultural education, and social media journalism. Ed has been a participating council member in the World Economic Forum, an Advisor to First Draft, and a co-Chair of the Aspen Institute USPP. He holds a US Patent on Human+Machine approach to Natural Language Translation.