Carolina Data Desk

About

Who are we

Carolina Data Desk is an organization committed to giving journalists more tools to tell data-driven stories in North Carolina. We do this by helping you through any step that you need assistance with in the data story writing process  — whether that is acquiring, cleaning, analyzing or presenting data.

Carolina Data Desk is a part of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, which exists to support established and emerging local news organizations through applied research on economic sustainability and entrepreneurship as well as innovative news and digital product solutions.

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The Center is funded by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and UNC’s Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.

Contact Us

For more information, you can contact us during our office hours, 1-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located in Reese News Lab in the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill (at Carroll Hall). Our email is help@carolinadatadesk.org.

 

Latest Posts

Free Training: Intro to Data Journalism with the Center for Investigative Reporting

Free Training: Intro to Data Journalism with the Center for Investigative Reporting

Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting will be coming to North Carolina June 18-19 to train journalists and students in the art of data reporting. Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter for Reveal/CIR, will lead the training. Martinez is the lead data journalist in Reveal’s ongoing coverage of modern-day redlining, which includes complex statistical analyses touching nearly every mortgage application in the country. Martinez will work with journalists on […]

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The state of data in newsrooms: findings and recommendations

The state of data in newsrooms: findings and recommendations

The following is a condensed version of a report by Melody Kramer that was written for the Carolina Data Desk, which is part of the UNC School of Media and Journalism‘s Reese News Lab, and funded by the Center for Innovation & Sustainability in Local Media. Names and organizations have been made anonymous for privacy reasons. Kramer interviewed journalists and civic hackers both inside and […]

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How we helped a journalist fact-check with data

How we helped a journalist fact-check with data

In this post, we’ll walk through a real-life example of fact-checking using data analysis techniques.

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