David Donald

David Donald is data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, where he leads the computer-assisted reporting program. His current interest is in financial, economic, and housing analysis and new tools for data analysis. 

Prior to joining the Center in 2008, he served as training director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting for five years. He conducted more than 150 training events for thousands of journalists in the United States and internationally with a focus on investigative skills and data analysis to uncover fraud and other governmental abuse. Donald also spent 11 years at the Savannah Morning News in Georgia where he was research and projects editor. Among his many stories, he investigated the resegregation of public schools, race relations, and issues surrounding aging population. His work was part of a series of stories winning two James K. Batten Awards and two Hammet Awards for ethical and courageous journalism. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and earned a media management fellowship at the Poynter Institute in 1991.

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