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George Rodrigue: An Award-Winning Career in Data Journalism

by Valerie Cooper

On behalf of the Data and News Society, I sat down with American journalist George Rodrigue, who visited Hong Kong as part of HKBU’s Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop this past week. We spoke about his career as a data journalist. Rodrigue, the editor of The Plain Dealer in Ohio, began using data to tell news stories in the 1970s, and the skills have helped earn him two Pulitzer Prizes. You can read more about his work here: http://ppww.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/BIO/2016speakers/GeorgeRodrigue.html. The interview has been edited for brevity.

VC: How did you get started in data journalism?

GR: The first thing that I ever did actually was a project at the University of Virginia where we surveyed students about the quality of specific off-campus housing that was kind of like consumer reports – how safe they are, how sanitary they are, all that stuff – and that seemed to fill a need, so I just kept looking for chances to do that kind of stuff as time passed.

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The 7th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop/第七屆普立玆新聞獎得主工作坊

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The 7th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop (PPWW) will be held on 24-28 October 2016 at Hong Kong Baptist University. Outstanding speakers who have won Pulitzer Prizes are invited to this great event and host a series of lectures, forum and class-sharing.

2016年度第七屆普立玆新聞獎得主工作坊將於2016年10月24日至28日在香港浸會大學舉行,邀請普立玆獎得主到校參與為期一星期的學術交流活動,以公開講座、論壇、研討會等形式與師生、傳媒及大眾交流心得,分享經驗。

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