Data/in-depth reporting Data/in-depth reporting

Data reporting: Data-driven quick hits are my favorite kind of daily to find, but I think the real power in data analysis comes in for the bigger-picture projects. The following is a small sample of the data work I’ve done. Bradenton Herald Passenger numbers just aren’t getting any better at SRQ. YOY in Jan/Feb 2017, […]

Multimedia Multimedia

In the days of yore, a reporter only answered the phone, interviewed sources and wrote stuff down. Now, it’s a full-time multifold job, with video, photo and audio skills required for anyone in the journalism field. My best skills will always be those of an investigative journalist: asking the questions no one else wants to […]

Business coverage Business coverage

From economic development incentives to Panama Papers to waste of taxpayer money, I’ve covered it all for the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Florida. The Bradenton Herald’s coverage area spans Manatee County and Sarasota County. Circulation: 27,000 daily, 39,000 Sunday and 3.9 million page views per month. The beat includes restaurant, retail, tourism, unemployment, Port Manatee, the Sarasota-Bradenton […]

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Who loved Mother’s Day brunch? Googlers in Montana

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in data | No Comments

Who doesn’t love brunch, and especially brunch with mom? Helena, Montana definitely does, according to search data kept by Google. And Missoula’s got the no. 3 spot out of 191 cities. Great Falls, Montana landed at #10. Montana folks know how to find brunch the way that I would: ask Google. Other interesting nuggets: Florida doesn’t […]

Using data to fact-check politicians

Using data to fact-check politicians

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in data, journalism | No Comments

Using data to fact-check politicians isn’t new. But as a reporter, it never gets old. At the March 16 round table in Sarasota with Gov. Rick Scott and area business leaders, he said something that set off my BS alarm. Economic development is happening “all across the state. It’s not just in one part of the […]