Monash University’s School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies was fortunate enough to have esteemed data journalist Steve Doig give a guest lecture today on the critical role data plays in journalism. Read on for more.
Professor Steve Doig is the Knight Chair in Journalism at Arizona State University, home to the Cronkite School. Professor Doig is a multi-award winning journalist including the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service winner for his report that found newly built homes were more susceptible to significant damage from Hurricane Andrew as a result of lax adherence to the state’s building code.
This event was live tweeted by me and you can read the tweets below.
The lecture was also recorded as audio and you can listen below.
Professor Doig also gave a live demonstration on how Excel can be used by journalists to identify trends and anomolies for stories. You can watch this below (recorded on an iPad so slightly dodgy, apologies).