Nieman Conference

Data Visualization

The conference will focus on data and new technology. Speakers will address aspects of data visualization and journalism, the need for statistical reasoning and numeracy, data visualization as a design problem, big data vs. journalistic data, the ethics of data visualization and journalism and the ethics of data mining and analytics. Event will take place in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Please contact Julie Rosene at for more information or if you wish to attend.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast 

8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome, Dean Lori Bergen

9:00-9:30 a.m. The Importance of Statistical Reasoning for Data Visualization
Robert Griffin, Marquette University

9:30-10:45 a.m. Visualizing the Investigation: Data Viz in Journalism
Mark Horvit, IRE

10:45-11:30 a.m. Worth 1,000 Bits: Design Strategies for Data Visualization
Andrea Brennen, MIT Lincoln Lab

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m. Data's Impact on Democracy
Kelly McBride, Poynter

2:00-3:15 p.m. Legible Ethics: Visualizing Data and its Uses
Sara Watson, Harvard Berkman Center

3:30-4:45 p.m. Roundtable discussion: All speakers