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Daniel Lathrop

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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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

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Sep 21, 2017

Coming soon: the first ONA@University of Iowa 2017-19 meetup.  http://meetu.ps/3dnWpC 

Aug 25, 2017

@asH9C @MarshallProj @nytimes @AnnaFlagg Also, research we mentioned has shown that bias is often found in prosecutorial decision making. (6/6)

Aug 25, 2017

@asH9C @MarshallProj @nytimes @AnnaFlagg Additionally, there was pretty strong evidence from people in the criminal justice that bias effects these decisions. (5/n)

Aug 25, 2017

@asH9C @MarshallProj @nytimes @AnnaFlagg The effect is large enough that, it's hard to see how it doesn't involve race or -- something very tightly correlated to race. (4/n)

Aug 25, 2017

@asH9C @MarshallProj @nytimes @AnnaFlagg Also, while there is no data on the alleged crime involved, there was bias regardless of the relationship between killer and victim.

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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.


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"