Sept. 2011 to current:
Secretary, Board of Directors, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.
2010 to 2011:
Led team that launched OpenMissouri.org database catalog; developed and hosted open-government event, attended by more than 70; directed survey of 600 U.S. daily newspaper reporters about their data use.
Teach computer-assisted reporting and data mapping to graduate and undergraduate students; speak about CAR, data mapping and access to information to visiting professional journalists and at training events in the U.S. and China.
Academic Adviser, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Columbia, Mo.
Manage the Database Library’s collection of 40 federal government databases; edit Uplink, NICAR’s online newsletter; coordinate and train at CAR and data-mapping boot camp seminars; analyze databases for news organizations and journalists.
Wrote Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism, a book showing how journalists have used mapping to uncover information in their reporting. (ESRI Press, 2003); co-author of book chapter about CAR in What Good is Journalism? (University of Missouri Press, 2007).
Investigative Reporter, The Providence Journal, Providence, R.I.
Served as CAR specialist on investigative team.
Computer-Assisted Reporting Editor, Database Reporter and Staff Writer, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
Established and directed CAR program; supervised database reporter and trained others in the newsroom.
Business Reporter, The Baltimore Sun Suburban Editions, Bel Air, Md.
Copy Editor, Stringer Coordinator and Reporter, The Mercury, Pottstown, Pa.
Reporter, The Free Press, Quakertown, Pa.
Won several national, regional and state reporting awards for investigations of child lead poisoning, political corruption and workplace safety.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., B.A, Radio-Television-Film, 1984, magna cum laude.
Veteran investigative reporter and data journalist. Advocate for open government.
- Some federal agencies better http://t.co/5KUKflLeXl than others at posting data inventories http://t.co/WkPTuXBoza #opengov about 1 day ago
- Fun #opengov fact: Federal agencies were supposed to post data inventories starting more than 15 years ago. http://t.co/sTElyS2fff about 1 day ago
- IRE members get free premium CometDocs accounts. http://t.co/pNDeleic4B Convert those gnarly PDFs! @IRE_NICAR about 1 day ago
- Potential tripwires for journalists in new White House Open Data Policy. http://t.co/OMU62oG5vD about 1 day ago