Christine Zhang is a journalist and data analyst currently based in New York City. She loves stats, stories, spreadsheets, and sandwiches. Christine was a 2016 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at the Los Angeles Times Data Desk and has previously worked at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Follow her @christinezhang.
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Nine Years of NICAR Lightning Talks (and Cats)
How the talks began, where they are now, and how they can include a wider range of speakersPosted on
How NICAR lightning talks went from rogue session to regularly scheduled programming.
How We Found New Patterns in LA’s Homeless Arrest Data
Also, Excel files have a secret identity.Posted on
How we got the numbers on arrests of the homeless in LA, how we vetted the numbers, and, most importantly, how we found the story behind—and beyond—the numbers.
Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories
Insights from our SRCCON session on how journalists can vet their data workPosted on
As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process. Newsroom editors and fact-checkers might not have enough data expertise. Often, we need an outside opinion. Ideally, we could ask each other for advice, or even turn to experts in other fields for help.