The conference committee are excited to announce that a panel discussion will be held on Data Journalism during this year’s conference on Monday 28th November. The panelists will discuss the role and presentation of data in story-telling, and how this is influenced by modern, interactive visualisation techniques. The impact of the statistical literacy (or lack thereof) of the readership will also be discussed. The current and future training of data journalists will be debated. The panel will then be open to engage with conference delegates to address any questions and comments raised by the audience.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Thomas Lumley.
The panel members include:
- Harkanwal Singh (NZ Herald)
- Keith Ng (On Point)
- Lillian Grace (Figure.NZ)
- Allan Lee (School of Communications, AUT)