Here's some stuff I've got cooking.
Periodic updates Short list of some of my biggest projects.
Regular updates Most recent stories and items published on WRAL.com.
Occasional updates View past and upcoming talks, panels and presentations at IRE and NICAR.
Occasional updates A collection of tips and tricks for programming as I learn. Literally the only way I'll remember anything.
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.