Getting the data

License to CarryEven when you know what you’re looking for, it’s often difficult to get access to the data you need. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel had to threaten a lawsuit to get a complete list of concealed weapons permits issued by the state. When they finally got it and compared it to the state’s list of convicted felons, they had an eye-opening story. Take a look, and think about how you could have made the online presentation of this story more interactive. Thanks to the IRE Journal for highlighting this series.