Congratulations to faculty member Derek Willis for being featured in two recent interviews about his work with The New York Times’ The Upshot.
Capital New York asked Willis about his role at The Upshot, how the team decides what stories to visualize and his thoughts on data journalism: “We can’t afford to treat data as some kind of specialty in the newsroom, especially when it can be such a valuable part of reporting. There’s no way I’d be at The New York Times if I didn’t have these skills, and I’m glad that more organizations are putting greater value on them,” he said.
Huffington Post Live interviewed Willis about tech firms failing to disclose their political donations, based on a story he co-wrote about an index created by the Center for Political Accountability.
Willis also recently took a trip to South Africa for his work on Open Elections and wrote about his experiences on Medium.
He teaches Data Reporting, which will be offered again this spring.
Carole Feldman’s ethics class discussed their assigned reading, “The Bang Bang Club” at the AP offices in Washington, D.C. on April 6. Carole is the director of News Operations and Finance in Washington, D.C., and the national education editor.