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Tony Schick / OPB

Job title

Investigative and Data Journalist

What I cover

Environment beat in the Pacific Northwest. I like documents and data.


Tony is a native of Portland, Ore. He previously worked as the web editor for Investigative Reporters and Editors, a journalism nonprofit based in Columbia, Mo. Before that he received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has worked as a freelance reporter and researcher since 2007. Sometimes he blogs about his experiences with journalism and data.

He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and sociology from Gonzaga University, where he spent enough time after hours in the student newsroom that he and his wife named their dog, Myron, after the building’s beloved overnight custodian.


Email | desk: 503-293-1931 | cell: 503-329-7962 | twitter

Recent Articles:

Biggest Challenge Facing Oregon Pesticide Investigators? Public Records Law

April 23, 2014

Southern Oregon Pesticide Case Highlights Gaps In State Oversight

April 23, 2014

State Investigation Finds Violations in Southern Oregon Pesticide Case

April 8, 2014

Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers

April 4, 2014

Landslide Mapping An Unfinished Task for Geologists

April 1, 2014

Oregon Regulators Issue $117,000 Fine For Oil Terminal's Permit Violation

March 28, 2014

How Industry Specs And A Federal Loophole Allow Railroads to Avoid Response Planning Oversight

March 17, 2014

With Or Without Terminal, Oil Trains Through Vancouver On The Rise

March 4, 2014

Exploding Oil Trains Prompt More Stringent Safety Tests

Feb. 25, 2014

Crude Oil Terminal Planned In NW Portland

Feb. 14, 2014

GAO Report Faults BLM Coal Lease Practices

Feb. 4, 2014

Are You Going to Eat That? China's Latest Reason It Considers NW Shellfish Unsafe

Jan. 31, 2014

Do 99.9977 Percent Of Crude Oil Rail Shipments Reach Their Destination Safely?

Jan. 28, 2014

Oregon Rule Change Expands Livestock Producers' Rights To Kill Wolves

Jan. 16, 2014

Spill Plan For Columbia River Oil Terminal Lays Out Worst-Case Scenarios

Jan. 16, 2014

How Many Rail Cars Carrying Hazardous Materials Get Inspected?

Jan. 10, 2014

Northwest Officials Receive Little Information On Oil-By-Rail Shipments

Jan. 9, 2014

Marbled Murrelets Show 30 Percent Decline? It's Not That Simple

Jan. 3, 2014

Tree Sitters Don’t Buy Logging Designed To Mimic Nature

Dec. 23, 2013

Map: New Wildfire Data Goes Interactive

Dec. 20, 2013

Arsenic Was Toxin Of Concern In Wash. Geoduck Shipment

Dec. 19, 2013

Officials In U.S. Stumped By China's Claim Of Tainted Northwest Shellfish

Dec. 13, 2013

China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban

Dec. 12, 2013

Illegal Eagle Hunt Garners $250 Fine, Probation

Dec. 11, 2013

Study: Development Along Oregon, Washington Public Forests Has More Than Doubled

Dec. 4, 2013