David Herzog is a veteran investigative reporter, data journalist and educator with more than 25 years of experience. He enjoys discovering how journalists can use technology to report the news better and sharing that information. Herzog is author of Data Literacy: A User’s Guide, published in 2015 by SAGE Publications.
He is part of the interdisciplinary team that launched the online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program at the University of Missouri.
He is an advocate for openness in state, local and federal government. As a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, he led the team that launched Open Missouri, an online resource that lists data sets held offline by state and local government agencies.
Herzog teaches computer-assisted reporting (CAR) and data mapping to student and professional journalists. He writes and speaks frequently about investigative reporting, CAR and access to information.
As the academic adviser to NICAR, he helps guide data services for Investigative Reporters and Editors, a global organization with more than 5,000 members.
He’s reported for The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. He’s won or shared in national, regional and state awards for investigations into political corruption, child lead poisoning and lax workplace safety.
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