David Donald is Data Journalist in Residence in the School of Communication and Data Editor in the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University, where he organises the data journalism teaching and leads the data analysis for IRW’s investigations.  

Previously, David was Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and served as Training Director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.

His work ranges from investigations into the top sub-prime lenders behind the financial meltdown to the under-reporting of campus sexual assaults to the fraudulent billing practices of doctors and hospitals in the US.

His work has been honoured with the Philip Meyer Award, the IRE Renner Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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