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Joe Yerardi is a multimedia journalist specializing in computer-assisted reporting, data visualization and news app development. He currently works as a data reporter at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC.

Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with spreadsheet software (Excel) and relational database programming languages (Access SQL, MySQL, SQLite)
  • Intermediate proficiency with computer-mapping (ESRI ArcGIS, Quantum GIS) and data visualization (Google Fusion Tables, Highcharts, Leaflet, Tableau) software, front-end development (CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery) and data analysis (Python) languages and version control systems (Git, GitHub)
  • Basic proficiency with statistical analysis (PSPP, SPSS), audio (Audacity, Audition) and video (Final Cut Pro) editing software
  • Extensive experience acquiring and analyzing public data and records

Experience

The Center for Public Integrity (Washington, DC)

Data Reporter, 2017-Present

inewsource (San Diego, CA)

Data Specialist, 2013-2016

San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX)

Data Editor, 2012-13

The Center for Public Integrity (Washington, DC)

Computer-Assisted Reporting Intern, 2012

Missouri Lawyers Media (Columbia, MO)

Freelance Writer, 2011-12

News21 (Phoenix, AZ)

Reporting Fellow, 2011

Columbia Missourian (Jeffersion City, MO)

State Capitol Reporter, 2010

Investigative Reporters and Editors (Columbia, MO)

Database Analyst (NICAR Database Library), 2010-11

Selected Awards

2016 San Diego Press Club Awards

First Place — Public Service/Consumer Advocacy, Daily Newspapers and Websites

2016 San Diego Society of Professional Journalists Awards

First Place — Business Story, Daily Reporting and Writing

2015 San Diego Press Club Awards

First Place — Series, Daily Newspapers and Websites

2015 San Diego Society of Professional Journalists Awards

First Amendment Award
First Place — Political/Government, Nondaily Reporting and Writing

2014 San Diego Press Club Awards

Best in Show — Integrated Media
First Place — Public Service/Consumer Advocacy, Integrated Media
First Place — Political/Government, Integrated Media
First Place — Science/Technology, Integrated Media

Education

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

M.A. Journalism, 2010-12

New York University (New York, NY)

B.A. Journalism and History, 2006-10