My current projects

These are the projects I’m currently working on, or very recently finished. I’ll do my best to keep it updated.

Investigative reporting in the South

I have received grants from FIJIRE and FIRE to undertake investigative reporting projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, and hopefully Alabama. I’m currently working for national and metro papers as well as much smaller outlets.

My latest story described a trend of district attorneys siphoning traffic ticket revenue into their own offices using programs designed to keep first-time offenders out of jail.

✉️  Get in touch if you would like to work with me.

Tools for Reporters

I publish a biweekly newsletter called Tools for Reporters. It’s a summary of the pro’s and con’s (mostly pro’s!) to a reporting tool I think you should know about. It has been recommended by the Society for Professional Journaliststhe Lenfest Institute and the inimitable Melody Kramer.

📫  Subscribe here!

SPJ Google News Lab trainer network

I travel around the country teaching Google News Lab tools to journalists, as part of professional development program by the Society for Professional Journalists. This training is FREE to newsrooms, universities and other journalism organizations.

👾  Go here to request a free training and mention my name.

Hacks/Hackers

I do a lot of various projects for Hacks/Hackers, a global nonprofit that fosters innovation in journalism and technology. This involves managing more than 100 individual chapters around the world, maintaining the website and communications, and interfacing at conferences. I also founded the local chapter here in New Orleans.

MisinfoCon

I curate MisinfoCon, a website that publishes articles and essays on how to find and fight fake news and misinformation.

🖌  Pitch me here!

Articles about data, journalism, and data journalism

I occasionally write for Poynter, Source, the American Press Institute and other publications on what’s new in the worlds of data, journalism and data journalism. You can check my Contently portfolio for the latest.

Stanford Open Policing Project

I was accepted to work with Poynter and Stanford on a project turning an extensive collection of open data into journalism projects centering on police traffic stops. I am focusing on Missouri and Texas. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me.

Fulbright

Last November I traveled to Berlin on a Fulbright program, where I spent a week discussing media innovation with German press and political leaders.

This year I will be in Eastern Europe, the East Coast of the U.S., and some other places besides. If you will be there too, let’s meet up!