Toronto, Ontario – December 8, 2017 The School of Media Studies and Information Technology is offering a free opportunity for students to join some of Canada’s most prolific investigative reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influences data can create in different journalistic settings. The Data Driven conference on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. will demonstrate how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians.

Guests will learn through journalists from CBC, Maclean’s, The New York Times and more to discuss how different media outlets use data to tell stories across many reporting beats.

Event: Data Driven: Exploring how big data drives storytelling in today’s journalism
Location: The Centre of Entrepreneurship, Building G Lakeshore Campus
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

9:15 a.m.- Data Show ‘n’ Tell

10:45 a.m. - Data Journalism: What’s Next?

1:15 p.m.- Unfounded: One year Later

2:30 p.m.- Collaborative Data: Cross-Newsroom Investigations

3:45 p.m.- Open Data x Journalism x Social Change


General Admission: $20  Student: Free (must have a valid student ID)


To see the event agenda and purchase tickets, visit or contact Malissa Motilall at 416-675-6622 ext: 4678 or


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For more information, please contact:

Nadia Araujo

416.675.6622 ext. 5479