What I Did Then

An archive of my previous work

Most of my previous work revolved around finding, acquiring and using political and legislative data for journalism. That meant scraping web sites for congressional data, building APIs and helping my colleagues build interactives that explore important issues. I used to appear on C-SPAN once in awhile, too.

ProPublica, 2015-2021

As a news applications developer, I both built data-driven websites and wrote articles. Read them here.

Some of my favorite work:

The New York Times, 2007-2015

As a interactive news developer and later a writer on The Upshot, I was a member of The Times’ first newsroom web development team and later wrote data-driven stories. Read some of them here. I also helped produce two public APIs for congressional and campaign finance data.

Some of my favorite work:

The Washington Post/washingtonpost.com, 2004-2007

I started at the Post as a research database editor, contributing to stories, and then moved to washingtonpost.com (then a separate company!) to build data-driven projects.

Some of my favorite work:

The Center for Public Integrity, 2003-2004

As a database editor and writer, I contributed to several projects by building databases and writing some stories. Read them here.

Some of my favorite work:

Congressional Quarterly, 1998-2003

The Palm Beach Post, 1995-1997