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

Dawgs, Tide mum about concussions, AJC survey finds
 Oddsmakers and fans alike can parse reams of statistics for Monday’s football championship between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide. But one on-the-field stat that neither team has revealed is the number of concussions sustained by its student athletes. The AJC sought concussion data from 62 Division...

Posted: 18 days ago

Oddsmakers and fans alike can parse reams of statistics for Monday’s football championship between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide. But one on-the-field stat that neither team has revealed is the number of concussions sustained by its student athletes. The AJC sought concussion data from 62 Division...
College football concussion stats vary widely among teams
 The number of concussions reported by college football athletic programs surveyed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution varied widely — from 1 to 32 per year. On the high side, Georgia Tech reported that its Yellow Jackets football players garnered a total of 32 concussions in calendar year 2014, and Georgia Southern's...

Posted: 25 days ago

The number of concussions reported by college football athletic programs surveyed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution varied widely — from 1 to 32 per year. On the high side, Georgia Tech reported that its Yellow Jackets football players garnered a total of 32 concussions in calendar year 2014, and Georgia Southern's...
Tracking concussions can help college athletes, but many schools don’t
 Despite the risks of head injuries, the University of Georgia and many top-tier athletic programs still fail to systematically track by sport the concussions their athletes sustain, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey of 62 programs found. The AJC’s analysis of NCAA Division I, II and III schools found that about 1 in 6 athletic...

Posted: 25 days ago

Despite the risks of head injuries, the University of Georgia and many top-tier athletic programs still fail to systematically track by sport the concussions their athletes sustain, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey of 62 programs found. The AJC’s analysis of NCAA Division I, II and III schools found that about 1 in 6 athletic...
What we know about ex-Atlanta woman accused of fake Roy Moore story
 Speaking with Washington Post reporters, Jaime Phillips said she was upset President Donald Trump endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Phillips alleged Moore had impregnated her when she was a teenager, a story the Post says was fabricated in a seemingly coordinated effort to embarrass the newspaper. Details about Phillips...

4:10 PM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Speaking with Washington Post reporters, Jaime Phillips said she was upset President Donald Trump endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Phillips alleged Moore had impregnated her when she was a teenager, a story the Post says was fabricated in a seemingly coordinated effort to embarrass the newspaper. Details about Phillips...
Woman accused of faking Roy Moore story for anti-media sting reportedly has Atlanta ties
 The Washington Post is accusing a woman, who reportedly has Atlanta ties, of fabricating a story about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The woman, identified in the Post story as Jaime Phillips, told the newspaper that Moore impregnated her as a teenager. But the Post determined her story was false, designed to make the...

8:50 AM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

The Washington Post is accusing a woman, who reportedly has Atlanta ties, of fabricating a story about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The woman, identified in the Post story as Jaime Phillips, told the newspaper that Moore impregnated her as a teenager. But the Post determined her story was false, designed to make the...
Donors eyeing Atlanta airport contracts gave big to mayoral candidates
 People and businesses with interest in a controversial but lucrative package of contracts at the Atlanta airport have donated more than $287,000 to candidates for mayor, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of contribution data shows. The donations came from national and local companies hoping to profit from 10 contracts worth hundreds...

6:45 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

People and businesses with interest in a controversial but lucrative package of contracts at the Atlanta airport have donated more than $287,000 to candidates for mayor, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of contribution data shows. The donations came from national and local companies hoping to profit from 10 contracts worth hundreds...
Four drowned on Georgia lakes over Labor Day weekend
 The Labor Day weekend proved deadly on Georgia’s public waterways, with four drownings recorded from Friday to Monday. The number of Georgians drowning while swimming, boating and fishing has continued to rise year over year despite steps by the state to encourage water safety. The four deaths over the past weekend included: &bull...

6:49 PM Tuesday, Sep. 05, 2017

The Labor Day weekend proved deadly on Georgia’s public waterways, with four drownings recorded from Friday to Monday. The number of Georgians drowning while swimming, boating and fishing has continued to rise year over year despite steps by the state to encourage water safety. The four deaths over the past weekend included: &bull...
Drownings continue to rise in Georgia, despite water safety efforts
 Labor Day traditionally heralds the end of yet another summer — and brings with it the risk that more Georgians will drown while enjoying their last bit of fun in the sun. The number of people drowning while swimming, boating, fishing and hunting in Georgia has continued to rise year over year since 2013, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

4:00 AM Sunday, Sep. 03, 2017

Labor Day traditionally heralds the end of yet another summer — and brings with it the risk that more Georgians will drown while enjoying their last bit of fun in the sun. The number of people drowning while swimming, boating, fishing and hunting in Georgia has continued to rise year over year since 2013, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Military surplus gear in Georgia: Which local police have received the most?
 The Trump administration has lifted restrictions preventing local law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military equipment like armored vehicles and grenade launchers. For years, Georgia state and local police have made use of the decommissioned gear. Some $61 million in items have poured into the state since 1993, according to...

4:32 PM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

The Trump administration has lifted restrictions preventing local law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military equipment like armored vehicles and grenade launchers. For years, Georgia state and local police have made use of the decommissioned gear. Some $61 million in items have poured into the state since 1993, according to...
How much military surplus gear Georgia’s local police have hauled in
 For more than two decades, local and state law enforcement agencies have been acquiring millions of dollars worth of decommissioned and surplus military equipment and gear.  That was until the Obama administration in 2015 halted the transfer of certain items like armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage...

4:05 PM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

For more than two decades, local and state law enforcement agencies have been acquiring millions of dollars worth of decommissioned and surplus military equipment and gear.  That was until the Obama administration in 2015 halted the transfer of certain items like armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage...