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Data and Journalism: Finding stories inside the numbers – Tuesday, April 26, 9am

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The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University and Technically Philly are sponsoring an event entitled Data and Journalism: Finding stories inside the numbers on Tuesday, April 26 at 9am as part of Philly Tech Week.  The event is organized by Professor George Miller and is intended for local journalists and those interested in public interest news and information to learn from MPIP staff and expert journalists how to use public data to support reporting.  To register or contact George, visit the event’s facebook page. From the event’s release:

This is a free, two part event, featuring the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP), the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Alfred Lubrano and Dylan Purcell, and Sabrina Rubin Erdley of Rolling Stone.

We’ll see a presentation from MPIP (, which is a gigantic collection of data concerning the Greater Philadelphia region. The MPIP folks will teach everyone how to use their MetroPhilaMapper, so journalists… can find specific information, create maps and craft strongly-supported journalism.

Then, we’ll have a conversation about using data and statistics to create powerful and readable journalism with Alfred Lubrano (, Dylan Purcell ( and Sabrina Rubin Erdley (

Here is the schedule for events:

9:00 am – arrival, coffee.

9:30 – Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project presentation in Gladfelter hall 336 for a limited audience.

10:30 – break.

11:00 – panel discussion of use of data in journalism in Anderson hall 17 with Alfred Lubrano and Dylan Purcell from the Inquirer and Sabrina Rubin Erdley, a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, Self, Philadelphia magazine and elsewhere.

We’ll wrap up shortly after noon.

Seating for the MPIP presentation is limited. Please email George Miller (gwm3 <at> temple <dot> edu) to reserve a spot.

The 11:00 panel discussion is open to the public.

Gladfelter and Anderson halls are between 11th and 12th Streets at Berks. There is a pay parking lot immediately to the north of the buildings, with an entrance on the 1100 block of Norris Street.


Written by Mike Greenle

April 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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