News Applications Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Daniel Lathrop is a national award winning digital journalist specializing in open government and the cutting edge of technology related to journalism. He is an expert in database and data driven journalism techniques, having lectured and taught on these topics at audiences including the Knight Digital Media Center at USC, Medill School of Journalism, the RailsConf web development conference, numerous Investigative Reporters and Editors conferences and the recent Association of Health Care Journalists conference. He has lectured on topic including online journalism, social media and investigative techniquesHe is on the team that taught IRE’s inaugural web database bootcamp. As an early leader of computer assisted reporting, he is often tapped to work with newsrooms and investigative teams transitioning to models of news coverage.
Daniel is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of Computer Assisted Reporting, the application of data analysis and computer technology to journalism. As a member of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s investigative projects team, he contributed to numerous award-winning projects
Daniel’s awards include the 2008 Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents Association; the 2009 Award in Criminal Justice Reporting from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; a 2007 finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award, and numerous regional awards. Prior to that, as Database Editor for Center for Public Integrity, he ran one of the largest CAR teams in journalism, garnering several national awards. Daniel is a 1999 graduate of Haverford College. He lives in Seattle with his wife, their two Maine coon cats, and a Pomeranian puppy.