Portfolio: Data Journalism
This real-time map shows the current status of 250+ school districts undergoing consolidation.
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.
Portfolio: Public Radio
Jay Peak Resort’s grand plan to revitalize a region’s economy is now said to be a fraud. (NPR)
Shy of a felony conviction, it’s really hard to lose your badge in Vermont. (Vermont Public Radio)
Backlog of IT upgrades reaches $1 billion as state pays off obsolete technology. (Vermont Public Radio)
Portfolio: Print and Web
Vermont joins SEC fraud charges against a business it did little to oversee. (Boston Globe)
Vermont police must record the race of every driver they pull over. So, where’s the data? (Seven Days)
With health care reform, charges for supplies become untethered from costs. (Vermont Business Magazine)
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.