Wolf’s lead remains strong in raising cash and in polls

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PublicSource launched our 2014 campaign finance app “Price of the Prize” along with this story. I compiled and published campaign finance data for the Pennsylvania governor’s race and continued to track television advertising across 24 stations in Pennsylvania’s six TV markets. This series of stories won a second prize for enterprise reporting in the 2015 Pennsylvania SPJ Spotlight Awards. Our app “Price of the Prize” also won second place for web use in the Spotlight Awards.

OSHA no match for workplace dangers that kill thousands

Using the OSHA database on IRE’s website, I worked on the data portion of this Sunday A1 story about the dangerous work of cleaning industrial tanks. Starting with two Texas companies, I went through the OSHA database and identified companies in this tank cleaning sub-industry across multiple NAICS codes. At the end of my work, I gave the reporter a spreadsheet with companies, specific workplace accidents and summary statistics. He ran with those leads to proceed a fantastic feature story.