The 2017 annual NICAR conference (National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting) holds particular interest for journalists eager to cover the changing economies of local communities. Evan Wyloge, senior reporter at AZCIR (the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting) will conduct a pre-conference workshop focusing on datasets that predict urban upheaval.
The free workshop, scheduled for the afternoon of March 1, 2017, will be produced by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.
Wyloge has spent a decade focusing on accountability and watchdog reporting, with an emphasis on data analysis. In this workshop, he will identify disparate datasets that allow reporters to analyze the evolving economic landscape of metro areas.
Population density, incomes and property values, the overall volume of economic activity, and racial and ethnic diversity are all clues that can help reporters understand the dynamic shift toward a more urbanized population. Wyloge will show you how to navigate surprising databases and mine the key points to develop insightful stories on the future of your community.
The 2017 NICAR Conference takes place in Jacksonville, Florida. The conference begins on Thursday, March 2 and ends midday on Sunday, March 5. For more information on the urban datasets pre-conference workshop and all NICAR events, visit IRE’s conference page.