B4) Tools for Tackling Nightmare Documents and Data

Saturday, October 27th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Room 302B
Tyler Dukes
Tyler Dukes

Taking on watchdog science stories means confronting a nightmarish amount of raw information, from innumerable audio interviews to unsearchable mountains of government reports. Finding the stories hidden inside this data can be expensive and time consuming - but it doesn’t have to be. After months spent collecting reporters’ worst source material and their associated horror stories, this session will offer up creative and proven technological solutions for dealing with these "nightmare docs." You'll leave with a radically upgraded toolkit, allowing you to report deeper watchdog science stories in less time with a smaller budget.