Portfolio: Data Journalism
435 square miles of lake, 630 metric tons of phosphorus and one controversial plan to clean it up.
The state of Vermont doesn’t track what it spends on information technology, so we did it ourselves.
A river of booze flows through Vermont’s state-owned liquor stores, and I measured it.
Portfolio: Public Radio
Vermont’s backlog of IT upgrades grows to $1 billion as taxpayers still pay off obsolete technology.
At the Northeast Kingdom International Airport, flights remain domestic and developers are pressed for time.
A roving band of entrepreneurs sets out to do for economic development what the public sector can’t.
Portfolio: Print and Web
All police in Vermont must record the race of every driver they pull over. So, where’s the data?
As health care moves further away from a fee-for-service model, charges for medical supplies become even less tethered to their actual costs.
Investors cry foul after Jay Peak owner converts their $500,000 equity stakes into unsecured IOUs.
Without easy narratives that match familiar story schema, policy and regulation are deemed too dull or too dense to fit within a click-driven, deadline-oriented news cycle. And that’s a problem.
Data-driven journalism isn’t always about numbers. Structuring information like data also allows for keen analysis — and may reveals a virtual quarry of stories to mine.
Three and a half years ago, I left self-employment to attend graduate school. The one thing I wanted at the end was a job — a regular paycheck. Now, I’m giving up a regular paycheck to return to my business, Niles Media. And it feels great.
Before graduate studies at the Missouri School of Journalism and training with Investigative Reporters and Editors, journalism was my hobby. It started through my work as founding program director of Portsmouth Community Radio in New Hampshire. I previously worked as a marketing consultant for artists, nonprofits and small businesses, and as a bartender and farmer.