Reporting and technical writing. Thursday - Aug 21, 2014

The Singleton Method

Be sure to check out my other site, Singleton Method, where I post more of my data-driven projects. http://www.singletonmethod.com/



NYPD SkyWatch story now on City Limits

NYPD SkyWatch story now on City Limits

I reported on the upsides and downsides of the NYPD’s surveillance tower program, according to the residents in the neighborhoods being watched. In “NYPD Towers May Defuse Cop, Community Friction“, I got informative reactions and useful details from people in the impacted neighborhoods, people in the police department as well as people from the company

I’m in CUNY J’s Entrepreneurial Journalism fellowship

I’m in CUNY J’s Entrepreneurial Journalism fellowship

CUNY is building a B school inside of its J school and calling it Entrepreneurial Journalism. I am one of this year’s 16 fellows, selected from more than 100 applicants to forge new business models for the news industry. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is building this progressive program from its current iteration as


Now reporting for City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau

Now reporting for City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau

I’ve begun reporting for City Limits’ new Brooklyn Bureau and here’s my first story! City Limits has covered urban news and investigations in New York City since the late 1970s. They recently launched a new subdivision or newsroom at large called the Brooklyn Bureau to cover the whole world of civic and social issues in

Comparing sexes in labor force (by race)

Comparing sexes in labor force (by race)

This “stacked hierarchy” visualization uses the Statistal Abstract’s 2010 data via the Labor Department. It is the very same dataset that got me into stats and viz in the first place, I first came across it while editing and researching Black Enterprise‘s Facts & Figures section. A few of the numbers here are sobering. Hit


Mobile Reporting Workshop at NABJ

Mobile Reporting Workshop at NABJ

On August 5 I led a panel covering mobile video reporting at NABJ’s annual convention in Philadelphia. Along with the woman in blue, Serbino Sandifer-Walker (plus a third panelist, Amani Channel, who presented via Skype), I explained how efficient and practical mobile editing is to the room of field journalists. My presentation walked through capturing