Podcast How to Use Data Storytelling as a Force for Good

Featuring  Dan Platt, Senior Principal of Market Innovation here at Narrative Science and the founder of our Data Storytelling for Good Initiative

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We’re living through the biggest data storytelling event in history. 

Worldwide, COVID data is impacting everyone. 

And it’s proof that data storytelling can be used as a force for good. 

In this episode, Cassidy is joined by Dan Platt, Senior Principal of Market Innovation here at Narrative Science and the founder of our Data Storytelling for Good Initiative, to discuss how data stories can be used to make the world a better place. 

The combination of Dan’s background in economics, PR and journalism have culminated in him becoming the unrivaled data storyteller he is today. 

While getting his graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, rather than see advancements in data technology as a threat, he was excited by the potential of harnessing that power to tell better stories and, ultimately, make the world a better place. 

At Narrative Science, Dan has fulfilled and surpassed these ambitions throughout the evolution of the organization, including spearheading the Data Storytelling for Good Initiative, which empowers non-profit organizations with data tools that allow them to spend more of their time improving the world. 

As you can see, there is a good reason Dan has the rare honor of being written into a client’s contract as their go-to guy within the company. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why journalism has become a valuable degree in tech
  • The growing public awareness and acceptance of the power of data technology
  • The client who wrote Dan into their contract
  • Why Dan wants people to interact with data stories in tools they already use
  • How to communicate technical information to non-technical people
  • How to use data storytelling for good
  • How COVID proves data affects everyone’s life

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