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Charles Minshew

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Orlando, FL
Data Services Director, Ire.org
Covers:  data visualization, web design, data journalism, mapping, social media, interactive journalism, infographics, current events

Data Services Director @IRE_NICAR. Former data nerd @OrlandoSentinel | @MUConvergence @GeorgiaSouthern alum. Data question? charles(at)ire.org

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Biography

Charles Minshew is currently a multimedia artist on the Interactive & Design team at the Orlando Sentinel. He's an alumnus of both the Missouri School of Journalism (M.A.) and Georgia Southern University (B.S. in Political Science). In 2012, he was a digital producing intern with The Denver P...

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@charlesminshew — 1,512 followers, 6,797 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

My favorite electronic road sign today was courtesy of @myTDOT: “Gobble Gobble. Go easy on the throttle!”

Nov 21, 2017

RT @IRE_NICAR: Making a charitable donation in 2017? Consider supporting IRE. Your donations help us train and support thousands o…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @_cingraham: "soft on crime" the dude literally put the Olympic Park bomber and the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers behind ba…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a freelance reporter for my local newspaper, the Cordele Dispatch, during high school.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. It was an electric one I was given as a gift when I was a kid. It doesn't work anymore unfortunately.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I use QGIS, Microsoft Excel, Google Fusion Tables, Notepad ++ and code (Javascript, HTML, CSS) on a daily basis when creating graphics.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize

2013 - Breaking News
Awarded to The Denver Post Staff for its comprehensive coverage of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured 58, using journalistic tools, from Twitter and Facebook to video and written reports, both to capture a breaking story and provide context.