I'm @mtdukes

Here's some stuff I've got cooking.

I'm an investigative reporter on the state politics team at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where I specialize in data and public records. I also teach data journalism at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke University. From August 2016 to May 2017, I was on leave from WRAL to complete a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.

Prior to joining WRAL, I worked as managing editor for the Duke University Reporters’ Lab, a research project aimed at reducing the costs of investigative reporting. I've taught class at the UNC-Chapel Hill's journalism school, freelanced for The (Raleigh) News & Observer, trained student reporters as an adviser to N.C. State University's daily newspaper and worked as a Web editor for a 24/7 local cable news channel.

I like great sentences, mediocre code and bad coffee.