Stephen K. Doig
Stephen K. Doig is a California Watch contributor. At Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications Doig serves as the Knight Chair in Journalism specializing in computer-assisted reporting. The chair was created with a $1.5 million endowment given to the Cronkite School by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Doig joined the Arizona State University faculty in 1996 after 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 won several major journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 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.