How Data Journalists Deliver Data Stories

Key Takeaways:
  • Best practices communicating data with a wide audience with different levels of data literacy
  • How to effectively, and responsibly craft a narrative around data stories
  • How data storytelling can advance an organization’s data culture
Thursday, September 22, 11 am ET

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Description

The past few years have been rife with data stories. Whether it is the Covid-19 pandemic, election results, or financial news, data journalists have democratized insights with rich visual imagery and fact-based reporting. 

In this webinar, data journalists Betsy Ladyzhets, Kimberly Herrington, and Michelle McGhee, will outline how they develop data stories, best practices for communicating data insights with wider audiences, tips on effective data visualization, and how data storytelling can be a tool to drive data literacy.

Presenter Bio

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Kimberly HerringtonSenior Analyst, Data Leadership, Organization & Culture at Forrester

A former data journalist for a large health insurance agency, Kim Herrington was responsible for growing data visualization user adoption, increasing communications, and increasing organizational data literacy. She met these goals by working with cross-functional teams from analytics, IT, marketing, administration, operations, and other corporate servicing functions. She has started and optimized multiple analytics communities to maximize communication in remote environments.

Kim is currently a senior analyst within Forrester’s business insights research practice team. Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. Through Forrester's proprietary research, consulting, and events, leaders are provided help across technology, customer experience, digital, marketing, sales, and product functions to use customer obsession to accelerate growth. Kim Herrington provides expertise in data leadership, communications, and culture. Kim is a key data literacy influencer, data and analytics community builder, and passionate data storyteller. 

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Michelle McGheeJournalist Engineer at The Pudding

Michelle McGhee is a Journalist-Engineer at The Pudding, where she makes visual stories with data. She finds joy in drinking boba, singing harmonies, and automating things that could probably be done manually. You can follow her on Twitter at @mich_mcghee.

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Besty LadyzhetsIndependent Science, Health & Data Journalist at Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets is a science, health, and data journalist focused on COVID-19. She runs the COVID-19 Data Dispatch, a publication that provides news, resources, and original reporting on pandemic data. She's also a journalism fellow at Documenting COVID-19, a public records and investigative project housed at MuckRock and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Her work has appeared in Science News, FiveThirtyEight, MIT Technology Review, the COVID Tracking Project, and other outlets.