David Donaldis affiliated with the Center for Public Integrity, where he is responsible for the Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) department. He focuses primarily on financial and economic themes and analyses home sale data.
David Donald also develops new methods to analyse data with the aim of exposing fraude and government abuse. He has received several awards and prizes for his work, among which three times a Batten Award – named after the reporter James Batten – and twice a Hammet Award for ethical journalism.
Before he became active for the CPI in 2008 he was director of training with the Investigative Reporters and Editors en het Amerikanse National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.
Previously David Donald worked for eleven years with the Savannah Morning News in Georgia, USA.
David Donald has a MA in journalism of Kent State University, Ohio. In 1991 he won a media management fellowship of the Poynter Institute.