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Daniel Lathrop

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Iowa City, Iowa
Freelance Reporter — Freelance
Covers:  data, crime, tech, open government
Doesn't Cover: consumer health, new products, gadgets

reporter; @UIOWA_SJMC assistant professor; datajournalist; Pythonista. On the journalism spectrum.

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Biography

Lathrop teaches reporting and writing at the University of Iowa and freelances for national and regional news organizations. Mostly, he's geek lucky enough to live in an era where that helps him commit acts of serious, investigative journalism. He teach

He's been a full-time investigative reporte...

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@lathropd — 2,076 followers, 3,442 tweets

Jul 26, 2017

RT @carlmalamud: It happened. $250k payment is due on Monday from foundation, they notified me they won’t be paying because we didn’t spend more money.

Jul 25, 2017

RT @egabler: That's my grandma in Milwaukee, reading my first article in The New York Times. And drinking an old fashioned. https://t.co/0YXaAQnqPF

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Police and Courts Reporter at The (Ames) Tribune, Mid-Iowa's Pulitzer Prize-winning Newspaper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I've even used a manual typewriter. I like antiques.

How is social media changing news?

It's disintermediating the flow of information from newsmakers to the public. Now journalists have to be more than the messenger.

Awards

White House Correspondents Association Edgar A. Poe Award

2008 - subjects and events of significant national or regional importance to the American people
For "The Terrorism Trade-Off"