Darnell Little, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Little began his career as a software developer for AT&T Bell Labs, but in 1996 he joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter for the Tribune’s interactive division. Later, he became the Midwest technology correspondent for BusinessWeek Magazine. He rejoined the Tribune in 2002 as a database reporter for the paper’s Metro staff. In 2009, he began teaching database reporting at Northwestern University. In November, 2015, Little founded the Data Reporting Lab to help further local efforts in computer-assisted reporting.