About Duane Gang
GANG, DUANE is a staff writer for The Tennessean in Nashville. He covers growth, development, transportation and the environment. But also is the paper's go-to person on shooting video on the iPhone 4S. Prior to joining The Tennessean, he was a staff writer at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, CA, a 129,000-circulation newspaper covering Inland Southern California. He covers county government and politics and contributes to Political Empire, the newspaper’s political blog. He also regularly hosts webcasts on everything from local election results to educational policy. Gang is a New Jersey native and graduated with a degree in journalism and history from Rutgers University, where he was the city editor for the independent student newspaper The Daily Targum. His first newspaper job was covering local government and the county fair for the New Jersey Herald in Newton, NJ. Before coming to The Press-Enterprise in 2005, Gang covered local government and politics for the Chattanooga, TN Times Free Press for nearly five years. He enjoys skiing in the winters, reading and spending time with his wife, a junior high school English teacher.
December 2011 Digital Storytelling Workshop Project:
- Occupation: Staff Writer
- Organization: The Tennessean
- Location: Nashville, TN 37203 USA
- Website: http://www.tennessean.com/
- Twitter: duanegang
- Was accepted for Dec 11-16 2011 Digital Storytelling.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by Duane Gang:
- Middle Tennessee political donations by zip code 
To help a colleague visually tell a story about political donations, I created this map using Google Fusion tables. It shows political donations by zip code for nine counties in Middle Tennessee. The map then served as the basis for a print version.
- Local government workers earning $100,000 plus 
To help out over the New Year's weekend, I did a quick-turn daily on the change in the number of local government workers in our coverage area earning $100,000 or more. The data comes from the California Controller's Office, which began collecting local compensation information in the wake of the 2010 scandal in Bell, Calif. I did a quick Google bar chart to correspond with a similar one in print, as well as a Google map using fusion tables. The map allows readers to click on each city and see the change in the number of employees earning $100,000 or more.
- Local fundraising by zip code 
After learning Google Fusion Tables at the December 2011 KDMC workshop, I put together this blog posting with two interactive maps. The maps show the fundraising totals by zip code for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors District 1 race. When the next round of data becomes available next month, I'll update the maps.
Content on this site written by Duane Gang (includes contributory writing):
- Guerilla Cafe
- During our six-day workshop, fellows produce videos that spotlight local businesses in the UC Berkeley area. This video was produced as a part of the Knight Digital Media Center's December ...