David Donald

The Center for Public Integrity

David Donald was data editor at the Center, where he oversaw data analysis and computer-assisted reporting. His work ranged from an investigation into the top sub-prime lenders behind the financial meltdown to the under reporting of campus sexual assault to the methods Medicare providers have used for years to overcharge the government healthcare program. 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 the Philip Meyer Award for the best journalism using social science methods, the James K. Batten Award, a Peabody Award, the Dart Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism Washington program and at Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. He left the Center in 2014.

We list every public statement made by top Bush administration officials on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

A behind-the-scenes look at the data analysis for the 'Medicare Advantage Money Grab' investigation.

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About the data collection and analysis for the Poisoned Places project

A look at how data was gathered for Medicare reporting

How the Center compiled data for Financial Meltdown articles

Banks that financed subprime industry collecting billions in bailouts

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Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa introduced a bill today that would make available to the public data on Medicare billing by doctors