David Donald, United States, was formerly the data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a data journalist in residence at American University's School of Communications.
Prior to that, Donald was the data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, where he oversaw data analysis and computer-assisted reporting at the Washington-based investigative journalism nonprofit. His work at the center ranged from an investigation into the top sub-prime lenders behind the U.S. financial meltdown to the under-reporting of campus sexual assault.
Prior to the center, he served as training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, conducting training sessions in the United States and internationally for thousands of journalists. He is the recipient of three James K. Batten awards, the Philip Meyer Award for the best journalism using social science methods, a Peabody Award, the Dart Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Donald died in late 2016 after a year-long battle with cancer.