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Investigating Injustice with Data

Neil Bedi, Journalism; Meredith Martin, English

March 23, 2023 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · 16 Joseph Henry House

Program in Journalism

The digital age has transformed investigative journalism. For virtually every coverage beat, proof of wrongdoing and injustice is hidden in opaque databases. Meanwhile, readers no longer consume news in print and have developed an unprecedented skepticism for mainstream journalism. Reporter and former software developer Neil Bedi will share his experiences navigating this new landscape by combining old school reporting skills with nontraditional technology-driven techniques.

Bedi, a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism in the Program in Journalism, is a reporter at ProPublica investigating federal government agencies and policies in Washington, D.C. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2021 as an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, after coming to journalism from a job developing software on Wall Street. Discussant Meredith Martin is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Digital Humanities Center.

The Humanities Council’s Program in Journalism invites faculty, graduate students and staff to participate in the next in our series of events where distinguished visiting journalists discuss their work and pressing issues of the day with faculty from a variety of disciplines. These lunchtime talks offer intimate looks inside the work of colleagues and an opportunity for dialogue across specialties.

Attendance by reservation only. Space is limited; RSVP to Margo Bresnen at mbresnen@princeton.edu, noting your University affiliation.

Email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at mbresnen@princeton.edu with any questions or difficulties.

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