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Chad Skelton BAA (Ryerson), MIM (Dalhousie)
Chad Skelton, an award-winning data journalist, is a consultant and trainer based in Vancouver. Chad worked as a data journalist at The Vancouver Sun until 2015. Chad has received the Jack Webster Award, B.C.’s top journalism prize, six times, most recently in 2013 for a series on political donations and lobbyists. In 2014, he won an international Data Journalism Award for his portfolio of work in the previous year. Chad created The Sun's public-sector salary database, which has received more than 20 million pageviews, and built popular interactive tools on everything from commuting patterns to income inequality. He also made a Twitter robot that checks court judgments (@BCCourtBot). Chad has given several talks on data and storytelling, including at the 2015 Tapestry Conference sponsored by Tableau Software.
Areas of Interest
Data journalism, data visualization, data analysis, numeracy, citizen journalism, government transparency.