Learn how to use data and mapping tools to find news stories

Learn the basics about mining information online for stories and reports when Walker Moskop, data reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, demonstrates how he uses government data and mapping tools to find news, add depth to coverage, and create unique online content for STLToday.com.

Moskop is the guest speaker Thursday at the Society of Professional Journalists’ monthly News at Noon presentation in the AT&T Room on the lower level of the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, on the north edge of Forest Park at DeBaliviere Avenue. He will describe how news reporters conduct analyses with such tools as Geospacial Information Systems (GIS) and open data via public sources.

The tips and tricks he has to share are valuable to anyone who works online, not just journalists.

News at Noon presentations are sponsored by the Missouri History Museum and by the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. You are invited to bring a sack lunch or buy one from Bixby’s Restaurant on the museum’s upper level.

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