National journalists come to Philadelphia to share insights on data-driven storytelling

May 13, 2015
power of data for storytelling

This post was written by Jake Tulsky, Business Development Manager

Panel brings together reporters from The New York Times, Forbes, AP, and knight-mozilla OpenNews

The Power of Data for Storytelling, a seminar open to professional communicators in the Philadelphia area, is being held Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Penn Museum from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The media panel discussion brings together four of the top minds on data, how it is transforming the way journalists do their jobs, and the way companies communicate their stories. The media panel is sponsored by Gregory FCA and will be moderated by Gregory FCA President, Greg Matusky. “Data is proving to be the most powerful asset in how stories are told in our increasingly digital economy,” says Matusky. “The panel will explore this sea change and explain how data has transformed their storytelling abilities and what goes into creating a powerful data-driven story.”

Scheduled to appear on the panel are:

  • Steve Lohr, Author and Technology Reporter at The New York Times. For more than 20 years, Lohr has reported on technology, business and economics for The Times. His recent book, Data-ism, chronicles the rise of Big Data and its impact on our economy and society.
  • Frank Bi, Data Journalist at Forbes. Bi writes and works with data across the newsroom.
  • Paul Cheung, Director of Interactive at the Associated Press. Cheung manages a global team of visual journalists who produce multimedia and information graphics for all formats, including print, online and mobile.
  • Erika Owens, Program Manager for knight-mozilla OpenNews. A web journalist, Owens helps journalists, developers, designers, data geeks, and civic hackers create awesome projects together on the open web. OpenNews is a joint project of Mozilla and the Knight Foundation, dedicated to helping journalism thrive by building an ecosystem of tools and programs to strengthen and support the community of developers and data journalists in newsrooms.

Admission is free to journalists, communicators, and public relations professionals, as well as others interested in how data is now the prime communications asset of our time. Who should attend? Anyone who makes their living creating and sharing narratives for audiences will gain from this two-hour seminar to be held at one of the most unique settings in Philadelphia.

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