By Brittany Collins
Michael Pell, a reporter on the Reuters data team in New York, and Joce Sterman, an investigative reporter for WMAR-Baltimore, showed journalists at the 2014 CAR Conference how to mine inspection reports for data.
Several departments hold inspection documents, Sterman said.
- Local health departments keep inspection files on restaurants, schools, airport facilities, school cafeterias and convenience stores.
- State departments of labor, license and regulation keep documents on elevators, amusement park rides, bounce houses and railroad companies.
- State departments of education keep records on daycare facilities and childcare.
Pell suggested reporters look for data in several places:
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