Subject:Dissecting local and state government with data
Source:Atlanta_IRE_Annual_2004Matt Carroll; Kevin Corcoran; Mike Fabey
Affiliation:The Boston Globe;The Indianapolis Star;Savannah Morning News
Carroll's tipsheet offers a primer on how a newsroom can coordinate a project that includes the various "zoned" editions of a newspaper. It discusses FOIA technique, manpower allocation and organization. The stories explored how much of a budget liability the practice of "sick time buybacks" for retiring teachers and municipal workers had become.