Matt Carroll: Numbers Man in the Spotlight

Producer/Editor: Roselyn Du
Project Assistants: Zoe Hu/Bobo Wei

(Matt Carroll interviewed by Roselyn Du and her students at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018)

Matt Carroll was in Hong Kong in October 2018. He was invited to be a keynote speaker for the week-long Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop (PPWW) held at Hong Kong Baptist University. The rooms where he spoke were always more than full, with some people having to stand at the aisles or sit on the floor.

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The Spreadsheet Guy in “Spotlight”


Hong Kong Baptist University journalism students interviewing Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Carroll in Hong Kong. Read the The Young Reporter short story here: https://m.facebook.com/tyrmag/photos/a.576662715691596/2139831466041372/?type=3&theater=



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

ALL ARE WELCOME!  歡迎任何人士參加!

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.


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