Jennifer Peebles

Newsroom Data Specialist

Jennifer Peebles is a newsroom data specialist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, helping reporters find and tell stories with government data (and sometimes documents, too). Tips, data and documents are always welcome. Email: jennifer.peebles@ajc.com. Twitter: @jpeebles. PGP for secure email:  Public key available at this link | Fingerprint: 047 384 9F2 6C9 9C8 8F6 0CD F86 1EB 008 CEE D5B A185. Snail mail: 223 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta GA 30346. Keybase.io secure messaging: jpeebles. Jennifer is the former government editor of The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper and has more than 20 years’ experience as a reporter and editor in four states. She is the 2009 winner of the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award from the group Capitolbeat and the 2009 Open Doors Award from the Fort Worth Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a native Georgian and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Latest from Jennifer Peebles

Hundreds of Georgia inmates escape, but not for long
 Fear and a frantic national search followed the escape last month of a pair of armed robbers who allegedly killed two correctional officers along a rural stretch of highway in Putnam County. Prison breaks are often the stuff of Hollywood movies. But how often do convicts actually get loose? An Atlanta Journal-Constitution review of data found...

Posted: 18 days ago

Fear and a frantic national search followed the escape last month of a pair of armed robbers who allegedly killed two correctional officers along a rural stretch of highway in Putnam County. Prison breaks are often the stuff of Hollywood movies. But how often do convicts actually get loose? An Atlanta Journal-Constitution review of data found...
By the numbers: A look at who voted in Georgia’s 6th District runoff
 The historic special election showing in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff last month turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also now know more about who the more than 260,400 voters are. And we all know the outcome: Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff and became the state&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

The historic special election showing in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff last month turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also now know more about who the more than 260,400 voters are. And we all know the outcome: Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff and became the state&rsquo...
Rejected Vanity License Plates (Warning: Some Readers May Be Offended)

3:13 PM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

The items in this searchable database represent the 8,000-plus items that appeared on the list of banned vanity license plates that the Georgia Department of Revenue supplied to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this month following a request under the state's Open Records Act. Some instances of the letter zero may appear as the letter...
By the numbers: Effect of 6th District early voting on Election Day
 The historic turnout of early voters ahead of Tuesday’s runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also know who these more than 140,300 voters are — and how they differ from those who voted early in the original April 18 special...

8:43 PM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The historic turnout of early voters ahead of Tuesday’s runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also know who these more than 140,300 voters are — and how they differ from those who voted early in the original April 18 special...
Augusta at center of NSA leak investigation
 Before her arrest in the National Security Agency leak investigation drew headlines around the world this week, Reality Leigh Winner worked here, a major hub in the government’s sprawling intelligence-gathering network. Thousands of code breakers, cyber security researchers, intelligence analysts, IT experts and other specialists...

12:19 AM Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017

Before her arrest in the National Security Agency leak investigation drew headlines around the world this week, Reality Leigh Winner worked here, a major hub in the government’s sprawling intelligence-gathering network. Thousands of code breakers, cyber security researchers, intelligence analysts, IT experts and other specialists...
Georgia public swimming pool inspections
Before you (or your kids) dive into the neighborhood pool this weekend, dive into our data and see that pool’s track record for being clean and safe.

8:33 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

Before you (or your kids) dive into the neighborhood pool this weekend, dive into our data and see that pool’s track record for being clean and safe.
Georgia’s most popular baby names are William and Ava for the second year in a row
 When it comes to baby names, Georgians know what they like. In 2015 and 2016, William and Ava were the most popular names in the state - but Camila and Bryson shot up the ranking, improving by double-digits.  According to the Social Security Administration, which released data on applications for Social Security cards for children...

7:35 PM Thursday, May. 18, 2017

When it comes to baby names, Georgians know what they like. In 2015 and 2016, William and Ava were the most popular names in the state - but Camila and Bryson shot up the ranking, improving by double-digits.  According to the Social Security Administration, which released data on applications for Social Security cards for children...
Georgia special election’s early voters older, white — but split by party
 White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...

8:21 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...
Despite attention, Georgia’s 6th District doesn’t have many new voters
 Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...

9:21 PM Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...
Where earthquakes have happened in Georgia
 The two small earthquakes that shook rural Hancock County overnight aren't the first to occur in Georgia. More than three dozen earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have occurred in Georgia since 1974, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of data from the U.S. Geological Survey.  The AJC mapped Georgia's earthquakes...

3:58 PM Thursday, Apr. 06, 2017

The two small earthquakes that shook rural Hancock County overnight aren't the first to occur in Georgia. More than three dozen earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have occurred in Georgia since 1974, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of data from the U.S. Geological Survey.  The AJC mapped Georgia's earthquakes...