David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor
Phone: 202-885-2067
donald@american.edu

David Donald died Dec. 10, 2016 after a yearlong battle with cancer. IRE will honor him by creating a fund in his name to further data journalism.

David Donald, formerly of The Center for Public Integrity, has joined the Workshop in a new position as data editor.

Donald also joins the faculty at the School of Communication as data journalist in-residence. 

His work has ranged from an investigation into the top subprime lenders behind the financial meltdown to the under-reporting of campus sexual assault to the methods Medicare providers have used for years to overcharge the government health-care program. He has been a longtime trainer for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, conducting sessions in the United States and internationally. 

He is the recipient of the Philip Meyer Award for the best journalism using social-science methods; the James K. Batten Award; a Peabody Award; an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award; the Dart Award; and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism Washington program and at Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga.

 

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