Journalist & data wrangler @ajc. Slowest banjo picker in ATL. Vanderbilt alum. Pathological hat-wearer. Has played croquet in Blundale, Ga.

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Biography

Data reporting specialist, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Formerly government editor at [The Tennessean] (http://www.tennessean.com) in Nashville. Stops in Houston and DC in between. I heart public records.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter covering suburban Sumner County, Tenn., for The Tennessean.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, in high school and college.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is now the most influential source of news for many people I know. There's not enough room here to answer that question fully.

Awards

John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award, given by Capitolbeat

2009 - Freedom of Information
The award, named in honor of Capitolbeat founding member John Aubuchon, recognizes extraordinary examples of persistence by journalists in pursuing documents and meetings critical for public understanding of state government issues.