Caught up in the current of journalism, the daily opiate of the restless.
As Hearst Newspapers' first investigative fellow, I've become fluent in the use of open records requests, the DOJ’s FARA database, Congressional disclosure records, Lobbying Disclosure Act records and Nexis. I've investigated international lobbying and NGOs, Congressional ethics violations, tax-exempt organization abuse and campaign finance.
At the University of Alabama, I served as editor-in-chief of The Crimson White, the University community's daily newspaper with a print circulation of 15,000 and an average 130,000 web sessions per month. For my work directing the coverage of hazing in UA's fraternities and racial segregation in UA's sororities, the Southeastern Journalism Conference named me Journalist of the Year in February 2013. For my team's work covering a shooting near the University in July 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded us a first-place national Mark of Excellence.
And, in March 2014, the Columbia School of Journalism awarded me and the Crimson White team I led a Gold Crown, a major college journalism prize.
My résumé and personal recommendations available upon request. For anything--tips, comments, opinions on college football--drop me a line at wjtucker1 at gmail dot com; talking to people is my job. (You can find my PGP key beneath the photo to the left.)