Erin Caughey

Award winning projects:





AWARDSNational Edward R. MurrowASNESPJ Sigma Delta ChiNational Headliner and SFJ Excellence-in-Features

ROLE: Project management, front-end web development for both seasons

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A Watershed Moment

Contributed to Dan Egan's reporting on  invasive species in the Great Lakes and the steps that could be taken to protect the world’s largest freshwater system.

AWARDSAlfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

ROLE: Produced series and contributed research, video and photos


More project work: 

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Mexico blackouts investigation

A database of victim reports from people who had troubling – in some cases tragic – experiences while drinking alcohol in Mexico.

ROLE: Database design contributions and upkeep


Beer Near

An interactive guide to every Wisconsin brewery and brew pub. 

ROLE: Front-end development and database upkeep

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The price of
being wrong

Newborn screening saves babies, but lives can be shattered when state labs ignore science and common sense.

ROLE: Front-end web development and story production

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Sherman Park turmoil

Breaking news coverage of Milwaukee's Sherman Park turmoil in August 2016.

ROLE: Timeline development and breaking news production

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50-Year Ache

A year long series on the progress of Milwaukee since the 1967 open housing marches. 

ROLE: Front-end development

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Oil and Water

A look at the two 64-year-old pipes at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, and what it could mean for Wisconsin if they are shut down.

ROLE: Storyboarding and design of introduction graphic, front-end design for series


A Time to Heal

A look at the challenge facing Milwaukee and similar high-poverty cities who experience high levels of trauma.

AWARDS:  National Press Foundation's Mattingly Award

ROLE: Project management and front-end design


Journey to Jordan

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman followed a group of Wisconsin doctors, nurses and volunteers to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

ROLE: Front-end development and production of series 

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Uncharted Waters

 story | video

ROLE: Reporter


Congressional Travel

Analysis and mapping of the 125 trips Wisconsin delegates took from 2008-2014. 

ROLE: Co-reporting, interactive map development


Bradley Blueprint

Analysis of leaked documents from the Bradley Foundation. 

ROLE: Series design and production


What happened to us?

Examining Milwaukee's persistent problems through the eyes of one class

ROLE: Introduction development contributions, series design and production

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How the Lincoln Hills crisis unfolded

A timeline of the series of incidents that unfolded at Lincoln Hills youth prison leading to its closure.

ROLE: Timeline curation, development and index design 


Illness Inflation

How everyday conditions become medical disorders.

ROLE: Design and development contributions, series production


Land & Space Development database

Land & Space Development Database follows newly completed and ongoing commercial projects throughout the Milwaukee area. 

ROLE: Design and front-end development contributions