Databases look at salaries, health scores, SAT scores and more

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The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.) believes government should be transparent and held accountable to the public. In order to fulfill this mission, the newspaper is placing a greater emphasis on watchdog journalism through the presentation of online databases.

Recently, the newspaper published:

  • School enrollment figures.
  • Health scores for local restaurants.
  • Crime maps.
  • A county breakdown of how each Georgia county voted in the 2014 gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, as well as voter turnout by county.
  • Graduation rates in Bibb and Houston counties.
  • Statewide SAT scores from 2014.
  • Salaries of local government officials.
  • Salaries of local school district employees.

Readers who'd like to suggest additional data they want to see can email the paper at online@macon.com.

Macon

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Cindy Durham

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that it also publishes this type of information regularly. See: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/21/3389887_search-updated-2014-2015-uk-salaries.html?sp=/99/164/945/&rh=1

Wednesday, November 19, 2014