Steve Doig is the Knight Chair in Journalism at Arizona State University, specializing in computer-assisted reporting — the use of computers and social science techniques to help journalists do their jobs better.
Before teaching at ASU, Doig had a 23-year career as a newspaper journalist, including 19 years at the Miami Herald. There, he served variously as research editor, pollster, science editor, columnist, federal courts reporter, state capital bureau chief, education reporter and aviation writer. Investigative projects on which he worked at the Miami Herald have won several major journalism prizes, including:
• The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (1993) for What Went Wrong, an analysis 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.
—From ASU website