David Ferry

David Ferry is a freelance reporter living in Oakland, California.

His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and This American Life, among other outlets. He’s written about dead whales, Tijuana cancer clinics, using beavers to fight climate change — and lots of other odd things.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his free time, he enjoys sandwiches.

Read more at www.davidpferry.com.

Published Stories:

The Awful Truth
Wired magazine
Getting a better tally of Syrian war casualties.
I Know I Am, But What Are You?
This American Life
A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you'd think they'd do: they're kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe.
Leave It to Beavers
The Atlantic
Can these semi-aquatic rodents help us adapt to climate change?
A New Precedent for Reporter’s Privilege?
PBS Frontline
How James Risen's court case may affect reporter's privilege.
California Courts Face Cash Crunch
The Wall Street Journal
California's budget crisis is ravaging the state's courts.
Tahoe Beckons to Fair-Weather Skiers on July 4th
The Wall Street Journal
A front page feature about skiing Tahoe on the Fourth of July — dot drawing included.
Slaughterhouse Shortage Stunting Area’s Eat-Local Movement
The New York Times
A shortage of slaughterhouses in the Bay Area is affecting the eat-local movement. The piece, produced for The Bay Citizen, was the lead story on www.nytimes.com on April 7 and was featured in the Bay Area pages of the April 8 edition of the Times.
Chevron spends big on Richmond candidates
The Bay Citizen
Richmond's biggest taxpayer has poured $1 million into local politics this election season.
Richmond Campaign Finance Explorer
Richmond Confidential
Richmond’s 2010 mayoral race has been contentious — and expensive. In an effort to shed light on the upcoming mayoral contest, Richmond Confidential and the UC Berkeley Visualization Lab have created an interactive tool that lets readers examine the candidates’ finances.
Mayor McLaughlin under fire
Richmond Confidential
The mayor’s political opponents launched an attack campaign against her Tuesday, releasing files from a previously unknown bankruptcy filing.
Curbing Range Anxiety
KQED Public Radio
Will consumers get over their fear of "range anxiety" and flock to electric cars?
Interactive Map: Global Emissions Targets
KQED Public Radio
This interactive map, released in the run-up to the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, details the G20 nations' climate policies.