Free Workshop: Steve Doig’s Essential Databases

by June 1, 2017
Calling all IRE attendees: A highlight of June's conference in Phoenix is the free data journalism workshop starring Pulitzer-prize winner Steve Doig. And it's free! (Image

Calling all IRE attendees: A highlight of June’s conference in Phoenix is the free workshop on data journalism led by Pulitzer-prize winner Steve Doig.

Attendees at the IRE conference in Phoenix later this month are invited to save the afternoon of June 21 for a free workshop led by Pulitzer-prize-winning data journalist Stephen Doig.

Doig, professor of data journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, who served as the longtime Knight Chair in Journalism at Cronkite, presents “(More Than) 10 Data Sources You May Never Have Heard Of.” This pre-conference session, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from 2-5 p.m.

Doig on data

Rich business and financial databases are everywhere, and smart reporters on almost any beat will find these useful. From ZIP code-level business patterns and foreign trade imports to property tax rolls and professional licenses, Doig will walk you through seldom-used databases that hold treasures for reporters. You’ll learn what’s in the data sets, how to get them, what you can pull from them, what questions to ask of the data and story ideas that could be developed. You’ll leave armed with new knowledge and fresh ideas. Doig’s original “10 Data Sources” presentation at IRE 2016 drew a capacity crowd.

Attendees are encouraged to register for the workshop and reserve their space in advance.