Eric Holmberg was a reporter for PublicSource who focused on the influence of money in politics. He also wrote stories based on data and helps other PublicSource reporters make sense of their data.
He was a recipient of a 2015 'Truth in Finances' prize, awarded by the Pennsylvania Institute for Certified Public Accountants, for a story on excessive overtime at county-owned nursing homes in partnership with reporter Halle Stockton. He also received two second place 2015 Spotlight Contest Awards from the Keystone State Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He won second place in an enterprise reporting category for his campaign finance coverage of the 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race and was part of a team that created the 'Price of the Prize' campaign finance app, which took second place in a web use category.
Tom Cruise steps out of a smoky bar into the cold night’s air to fight a group of cocky punks. Before he punches and kicks them into submission, he gives their leader a final offer, “It’s your last chance to walk away.” Behind Cruise, lights on the Strip District’s telltale produce terminal illuminate the scene. “Are you kidding? It’s five against one,” the leader says, against the backdrop of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
We, at PublicSource, frequently use data in our reporting about Pittsburgh. Using data is the difference between talking to the police chief and getting anecdotal evidence about a problem and leveraging data to find the real answer.
diversity Equitable development is the central theme of this year’s p4 conference, sponsored by the Pittsburgh mayor’s office and The Heinz Endowments. It means as Pittsburgh grows and prospers, every kind of resident — rich/poor, black/white — should equally prosper from that success. The tide lifting all boats.
Only 9 percent of journalists in Pittsburgh are black, Hispanic or Asian, according to a new survey by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. That's far less diverse than the city as a whole, which is 24 percent black, 3 percent Hispanic and 6 percent Asian.
Pittsburgh ranked 13th out of America’s 600 largest cities for the percentage of young adults aged 18 to 34 living alone, according to new data released Thursday in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 1-year American Community Survey. Pittsburgh also ranked 45th in terms of the percentage of young adults living with roommates.