Public Talk: “How the NY Times Uses Data Storytelling to Cover Climate Change” with Hannah Fairfield

Monday, February 24th from 7:00-8:00 pm (Lovejoy 100)

Open to all students, faculty, and staff. The Climate Desk Editor reveals how visual storytelling is core to The Times’s climate and environmental reporting. Find out how and why The Times uses a variety of tools– drone video, AR, personalized interactive graphs, infrared photography– to expand the power of data storytelling and journalism.

Student Lunch, Talk, and Q&A with New York Times Climate Desk Editor Hannah Fairfield

Monday, February 24th, 12:00-1:00 pm (Grossman 209)

Interested in a career in journalism? Learn how to break into the business from a. professional journalist!

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Faculty Workshop: Data Visualization and Storytelling with Hannah Fairfield

Monday, February 24th from 3:30- 5:00 pm OR Tuesday, February 25th from 8:00- 10:30 am (Grossman 209)

Hannah Fairfield on data visualization and storytelling: The end product of research or reporting — after the wonderfully messy analysis and editing phases — is revealing the essential truths uncovered in that hunt. As data becomes more readily accessible than ever before, our challenge is to avoid getting caught up in the supply of data, and to stay focused on what we can learn from it. We use visualization to see patterns, to make discoveries like scientists and inventors. And above all else, to teach our readers and ourselves something new about the world and our role in it.

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“Why Trust Science?” Presented by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Naomi Oreskes

March, 5th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Naomi Oreskes will visit Colby March 5-6, 2020 to give a public lecture and address, “Why Trust Science?,” based on her 2019 book of the same title. Dr. Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change.