Mother Jones won the International Data Journalism Award for FBI Terrorism Informant Database. I was instrumental in designing the Special Report landing page layout and components, streamlining the data clean process before import in the database, and creating new content types for the FBI informants profile pages.
“We’ve always felt that data is part of our investigative DNA,” said Mother Jones co-editors Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, “and it was especially satisfying to create a dataset where none had existed on such a vital issue.” Published in September 2011, the searchable terror trial database includes a robust (and dare we say lively) analysis of 508 post-9/11 domestic terrorism defendants, with information drawn from thousands of pages of court documents.
Mother Jones is one of the largest and longest-running independent, nonprofit investigative news organizations in the United States. We specialize in in-depth investigative reporting, commentary, and up to the minute 24/7 news coverage on the pressing political, social, and cultural issues of the day, delivering smart, fearless journalism to more than 3 million readers a month. You can find the database at motherjones.com/fbi.