Doig in 2010
|Born||Stephen Keith Doig|
|Alma mater||Defense Information School
(public affairs personnel training)
Dartmouth (political science)
Since 1996: Knight Professor of Journalism
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
|Awards||The Miami Herald's
1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||Vietnam War era, 1970–1973|
|Unit||Defense Information School instructor; combat correspondent, HQ USARV|
|Awards||Bronze Star for Service|
Stephen K. Doig is an American journalist, professor of journalism at Arizona State University, and a consultant to print and broadcast news media with regard to data analysis investigative work. Doig moved to the university in 1996 after 23 years as a newspaper journalist, 19 of them with The Miami Herald. As of 2010, he taught classes in precision journalism, reporting public affairs, news writing, multimedia journalism, introduction to newsroom statistics, and media research methods.
Doig was a pioneer in the use of computer-assisted data analysis by reporters. For example, he was Miami Herald research editor when Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992. Analysis of property damages and local government building records showed that newer structures were more likely to have been damaged by the storm, and the team argued that easing the zoning, inspection, and building codes had caused greater storm losses, largely in a 16-page article "What Went Wrong". The newspaper won next year's Pulitzer Prize for Public Service citing its coverage "that not only helped readers cope ... but also showed how lax zoning, inspection and building codes had contributed to the destruction."
Doig's analysis of voting patterns in Florida in led him to believe that had there been no errors in vote counting in Florida during the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Democratic Party candidate Al Gore would have won the state's electoral votes instead of Republican Party candidate, and, thereby, the ultimate winner of the U.S. Presidency, George W. Bush.
- Crowd counting
- First inauguration of Barack Obama#Crowds and general ticket holders
- Restoring Honor rally#Crowd size
- "Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
- Perry, John (October 11, 2001). "Access to Records Easier on Internet". The Oklahoman.
- Doig, Stephen K.; O'Reilly, Richard. "(Abstract for) Pulitzer Programming: How Investigative Reporters are Using SAS". SUGI – Date Warehousing and Solutions – Page 1. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-VP8hQSKTnYJ:www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi26/p112-26.pdf+%22Using+SAS,+author+Doig+(+then+research+editor+of+The.+Herald)+processed+more+than+50000+damage+reports+to+discover%22&hl=en&gl=us. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
- White, Ted (2005). Broadcast news: writing, reporting, and producing (Fourth ed.). Burlington, Massachusetts: Elsevier. p. 149. ISBN 0-240-80659-X.
- Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at Arizona State University
- "Reporting With the Tools of Social Science: ‘We had put the social scientists on notice that journalists increasingly would be competitors in their field’" by Stephen K. Doig – Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
- "How Is Crowd Size Estimated?" by Remy Melina – Life's Little Mysteries