Every day, data journalists have to deal with the growing volume and complexity of modern data leaks. In addition, uncovering (the often hidden) connections at both global and local scales is increasingly important. Graph databases help data journalists make sense of their data and connect it to many other sources, making it easier to calculate the meaning and impact of the dataset.
In this high-profile panel, five data journalists from renowned publishers and organizations will discuss changes in the journalistic landscape, the relevance of data connections, and how modern tools such as Neo4j can support journalists in their daily challenges and work.
Meredith Broussard's current research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Slate, The Washington Post, and other outlets. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via meredithbroussard.com.