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Upcoming appearances:    
Features Journalism Conference New Orleans, LA September 2018
Hacks/Hackers New Orleans New Orleans, LA September 2018
Louisiana Journalism Education Association New Orleans, LA September 2018
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI October 2018
Twin Cities PBS St. Paul, MN October 2018
Florida International University Miami, FL October 2018
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV October 2018

To request an SPJ/Google News Lab training, please fill out the form here.

For non-Google related training, please email me.

If you’re looking for my online tutorials:

Louisiana public defenders are underfunded, to the extent that a few offices closed up shop. One reason for the low funding is traffic diversion, a program prosecutors have utilized to divert money from the court system to their own budgets.

The counseling center at the University of Missouri received almost 100 reports of sex offenses one year, but the disciplinary office received two. A lack of communication, unclear policies and discouragement led to victims rarely taking their cases to authorities.

"Data" is a watchword now in the journalism field, but how can it be successfully integrated into newsrooms when staffs are already underfunded and overworked? Editors, publishers and CAR pioneers share their methods in this strategy study for the American Press Institute.

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Extensive experience in public records, documents, data and backgrounding. Special familiarity with court records and the criminal justice system. Comfortable with Excel, SQL, web scraping and a tiny bit of R.

Almost ten years of experience in training students and reporters in hands-on, easy-to-use tools for journalism. Frequent speaker for IRE/NICAR, American University and SPJ/Google News Initiative.

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