by phone: phone: 212-621-7639 fax: 212-621-7046 beeper: 1-888-274-7154 snailmail: Associated Press 50 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020 electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org(NICAR business) email@example.com (AP business)
I'm the former systems director of NICAR. I now work for the Associated Press in New York as resident data junkie and the news data manager on the special assignment team. I also train at NICAR training seminars, act as an advisor/consultant on technical matters and run the New York regional meeting. I also teach computer-assisted reporting at NYU.
These are useful sites where you can download or search government databases (with the emphasis on download).