Stephen K. Doig holds the Knight Chair in Journalism, specializing in computer-assisted reporting, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was Associate Editor/Research of the Miami Herald. Projects on which he worked at The Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the IRE Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition. He consults actively with news organizations on complex data analysis stories, and has done training sessions in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Norway, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico and Brazil. He also served as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Portugal.
Investigative projects on which he worked at the Miami Herald or at the Cronkite School have won several major journalism prizes, including:
• The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (1993) for What Went Wrong, a study of the damage patterns from Hurricane Andrew that showed how weakened building codes and poor construction practices contributed to the extent of the disaster.
• The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting (1994) for Lost in America, an examination of how the nation’s immigration policies have failed.
• The Investigative Reporters & Editors Award (1995) for Crime and No Punishment, a probe into why South Florida had the highest crime rate and the lowest incarceration rate of any major metropolitan area in the country.
• The George Polk Award (2012) for Decoding Prime, an analysis of suspect hospital billing practices for the California Watch investigative organization.