YAKIMA, Wash. — In this edition of the weekly Open Mike, host Mike Faulk talks about data reporting — using numbers, statistics and spreadsheets to find news stories — with reporter Dan Catchpole.

In addition to covering the city of Yakima, Catchpole is tasked with mining seemingly obscure data to develop stories that bring greater issues to light. By knowing where to look and what data is available, Catchpole helps the Yakima Herald-Republic provide its readers with meaningful, factual analysis on the operations of government.


During each Open Mike segment, Faulk will speak with a Herald-Republic staff member to gain his or her perspective on a particular newsworthy event or an aspect of the newsroom operation. Each segment will be available by noon Wednesday at YakimaHerald.com.

Viewers can contact Faulk directly at mfaulk@yakimaherald.com if they have feedback or suggestions for a show topic. They can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Mike_Faulk.

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