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Sunday Opening Session







Stephen K. Doig

Data journalism is about using statistical tools to find stories in datasets and then tell those stories through the patterns that have been revealed. Journalists who do this kind of work have learned that the story isnít the numbers, but rather how those numbers affect people.

Pulitzer-winning data journalist Steve Doig will talk about how institutional researchers might use similar techniques to capture the attention of the audiences they serve with actionable information distilled from the raw data they gather.


STEPHEN K. DOIG was the founding Knight Chair in Journalism, specializing in data reporting, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was Associate Editor/Research of the Miami Herald, where he worked for 20 years.


Various data analysis projects on which he worked at The Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, Harvardís Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award for Medical Reporting, and other recognition.


He consults actively with news organizations on complex data analysis stories, and has done dozens of data workshops for journalists around the world. He was chosen to be a Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Portugal in 2010 and the Czech Republic in 2016. He was a combat correspondent for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, during which he was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.


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