DAVID HERZOG serves as the academic adviser to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR), a joint program of the Missouri School of Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., a global association of journalists. Herzog specializes in using geographic information systems (GIS) tools to report the news and is author of the new book Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism, which explores how journalists have used analytic mapping software to discover news stories. Before joining the J-School faculty in January 2002, Herzog spent five years as an investigative reporter at the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, where he used computer-assisted reporting to cover public corruption. Earlier, he was the editor for computer-assisted reporting at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., a business reporter for the Baltimore Sun and general assignment reporter for other newspapers in Pennsylvania. Herzog holds a bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film from Temple University in Philadelphia.