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With Nemil Dalal (Software Enggr Founder, Dreamforge).
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
New School Auditorium, 66 W 12th St
 
     
 
 
              

              
 
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Abstract:

As a society, we continuously debate whether news coverage is balanced & unbiased. If not, it can give us a distorted view of the world that leads to bad personal & societal decisions. Today, this has important bearing on topical issues like terrorism.

I'll examine the coverage of deaths in The New York Times & its impact on readers. We'll use data, charts, & interactive visualizations toexplore the coverage of deaths. As we'll see, even in the 21st century, our decision making is heavily informed by readable stories with powerful narratives - not always thoughtful risk assessments.

Bio:

Nemil Dalal is a software engineer with an interest in data analysis & journalism. Previously, he was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. He also worked at the World Bank in East Timor, & the Gates Foundation's Financial Services for the Poor practice. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & MBA from Stanford University, where he was a Staff Writer & News Editor at the Stanford Daily.

Sponsors & Upcoming Events:

Thanks to the Underwood Institute for sponsoring some of the refreshments. The Underwood Institute is a research foundation that focuses on both work in & research on data for good & code for good efforts.

http://www.underwood-institute.org/

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Time of Meetup:

Notice that we are starting 15 minutes later than our usual time. Refreshments & networking will be from 6:45 to 7:15. The program will start at 7:15.

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