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DC beers w/the Newsnerdery/NICAR/journo-tech types
Wed 22 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 EDT
Hi there! I couldn't make it to NICAR this year but will be in DC briefly so I thought I would round up any journo and tech people interested in a beer and a chat.
Erik Reyna from the WashPo has tentatively grabbed us the second floor at the Union Drinkery if we can get at least 20 people there. So, say you are coming and grab a beer for the cause!
A little about me and why I'm in town from London....
I used to be the Data Editor at The Times and Sunday Times in London and left in December last year to join the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and launch the Bureau Local - a UK data hub aimed at working with local reporters to dig into datasets and tell the stories that matter to communities across the UK. We don't have the same data journalism/CAR scene as in the US but it is growing. Similar to the US, our local media face cuts and the capacity for investigative data journalism is limited. So, we plan to build a network of local reporters, technologists, community-minded citizens and specialist contributers that together can unearth public interest stories.
We came over to visit ProPublica, Sunlight, NPR and the like but are also keen to grab a beer with any hacks, hackers, civic tech organisers, community builders or anyone with 2 cents on the matter (or no thoughts on the matter but want to have a beer with us!)
Hope you can join!