Live election results for Louisiana using precinct-level maps. This requires aggregating precinct GIS files from state and parish offices before correlating the maps with precinct-level results from the Secretary of State. On election night, data processing scripts send results to a front end for constantly updating tables and maps.
Examining poverty rates across Oklahoma’s census tracts.
Election results analysis for Oklahoma’s presidential race and state questions.
This project combined text, photos and interactive design to present the stories of planned and unexpected demolitions in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The project drew on FEMA databases, archived photos and on-the-ground reporting.
A web scraper that downloads New Orleans property sales and a web application that makes the archive searchable and visible on a map.
A look at the population changes in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.
An investigation into the resurgence of methamphetamine production in Illinois. The radio piece for this series won the Edward R. Murrow Award for best investigative reporting in a small market (2014).
An examination of bridge infrastructure in Illinois and Champaign County that found the bridges most in need of repair often went years before receiving funding or repairs.
The life of one farmer who represents the new normal: part-time farming.
A collection of data visualizations I have created while practicing D3 and Adobe Illustrator.
This is a fully scripted geographic data-processing pipeline for Louisiana and New Orleans. It combines a Makefile and command-line tools to download and convert raw geographic data into Shapefile, GeoJSON and TopoJSON file formats. This was created to eliminate duplicate work and increase development speed for new graphics.
Erin Skarda and I discussed our experiences with hiring and including developers in newsrooms. We talked about why they are important, why they are worth the investment and how they can boost the newsroom.
A presentation arguing the case that journalists should continue to advance their data skills even when they are proficient at Excel.