David Herzog

Professor

Areas of Expertise
  • Data Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Not-for-Profit Journalism

DAVID HERZOG is a veteran investigative reporter, data journalist and educator with more than 30 years of experience. He enjoys discovering how journalists can use data analysis tools to uncover the news better. Herzog teaches data journalism to student and professional journalists. He speaks frequently about investigative reporting, data journalism and access to information.

As the academic adviser to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, he helps guide data services for Investigative Reporters and Editors. IRE is a global organization with more than 5,000 members based at the Journalism School. He helps direct the Dow Jones News Fund’s data journalism residency program for IRE.

He is part of the interdisciplinary team that launched the online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program at the University of Missouri. He developed and teaches a data journalism class geared toward professionals for the program.

He’s reported for The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. He’s won or shared in national, regional and state awards for investigations into political corruption, child lead poisoning and lax workplace safety.

Books

  • Data Literacy: A User’s Guide, SAGE Publications (2015)
  • Mapping for stories: A data journalism guide, by Jennifer LaFleur, David Herzog and Charles Minshew, Investigative Reporters and Editors. (2018)

Updated: August 6, 2020