Science and Technology Innovation Program


Data Journalism: Principles and Pitfalls of Turning Data into Stories

May 02, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
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The Wilson Center Presents a Roundtable in Open Innovation and Science:

Data Journalism: Principles and Pitfalls of Turning Data into Stories


WNYC Data Journalist Noah Veltman will discuss the principles and pitfalls of turning data into stories, including how it relates to citizen science efforts.

Topics that will be explored:

  • Finding/cleaning data
  • The different flavors of bad data
  • How newsrooms design visualizations 
  • What not to do when making a map 
  • How to lie with charts

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Friday, May 2nd, 9:00 - 11:00am, 6th Floor Board Room.


The Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC

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