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Steve Doig

Professor of data journalism Arizona State University


Steve Doig is a professor of data journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996 as the founding Knight Chair, he was Associate Editor/Research of the Miami Herald, where he worked for 20 years. Investigative projects on which he worked at The Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the IRE Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition. He consults actively with news organizations on complex data analysis stories, and has trained reporters in most of the countries in Europe as well as the Ukraine, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, China and Brazil. He also served as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Portugal and the Czech Republic. Doig is a political science graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He also graduated from, and later taught at, the Defense Information School, and spent a year as a combat correspondent for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Courses taught by Steve

Covering issues
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

Paul Bradshaw, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Alberto Cairo

Content by Steve

Data analysis Coding
AMA with Steve Doig

With over 20 years of experience teaching budding journalism students at Arizona State University, and another 20 years pioneering data work at the Miami Herald before that, Steve has plenty of lessons to share.

Covering issues
Data journalism in disaster zones

In emergencies, the rapid evolution of events, combined with unreliable information and data, mean that journalists run the risk of rushing reports without double-checking accuracy -- or worse, getting caught in the storm themselves.