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Erin Richey

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St. Louis, MO
Investigative Data Journalist — Freelance, KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO)
Covers:  data journalism, investigations, local business, contracts, construction, st. louis, open data, labor issues, digital security, Missouri, politics
Doesn't Cover: sports

Investigative researcher @KSDKNews. RTs and likes are not endorsements.

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Biography

Reporter and criminologist living in Ferguson, Mo. I write and report stories using investigation, data, and visualizations. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Stabile Center, MS, 2012; University of Missouri-St. Louis, Criminology and International Relations, BS, 2011.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

If it's in an email during business hours--preferably in the morning, with my coffee--it'll get my full attention.

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

Aside from the usual, I work with Tableau, use code to customize Javascript plug-ins, analyze with Excel and R, and map with Google's API.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter is the one I use most often, usually for rapid news updates and great article recommendations from journalists I follow.

Awards

American Society of Business Press Editors

2014 - Northeast Regional Azbee for Original Research, Bronze
For "Senior Moments: Are Older Workers at Greater Risk of Injury?" published in the Engineering News-Record, March 2013.

American Society of Business Press Editors

2013 - National Azbee for Investigative/Impact Journalism, Bronze
For "Bullying on the Job: Targets of Abuse," published in the Engineering News-Record, November 2012