Special Projects

Our collection of special projects, interactive graphics and longform storytelling by Florida Times-Union journalists.

Ongoing projects

Deadliest Zip Code

In a city with the highest number of homicides in since 2008, the 32209 ZIP code seems to lead each year including tripling the next highest ZIP code this year.

Homicide Tracker

Our yearly tracker documenting the city's homicide victims. 2016 2017

Police Shootings

The Times-Union's look back at the last decade of police shootings, and the investigations that followed.

Longform features

Mark Walks Jax

Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with more than 840 square miles. It also is consistently ranked as one of the worst cities for walking in America. With that in mind, Times-Union columnist Mark Woods walked from one end of Jacksonville to the other to see what he found along the way.

Derrick Henry

The anchor of Alabama football and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry means even more to Yulee.

Great Fire of 1901

Fires were nothing new to the growing city. But it had never seen a monster like this, one that turned the midday sky black for miles around, one that leapt blocks at a time and quickly overwhelmed the puny heroics of those who tried to thwart it.

A Hero's Grave

Honorable act made big headlines, but that was only part of the saga.

Big Jake: Champion of the Little Man

Sitting down with former Jacksonville mayor Jake Godbold.

How Duval shaped past elections

How Duval County voted in presidential elections back to 1948.

Investigations

589 days to justice

That’s how long Jerome Maurice Hayes was jailed for a crime he says he didn’t commit and the Duval prosecutor’s office doesn’t have the evidence to prove. How could that happen? Also: 589 days timeline

Transforming Butler

This three-part series, which took four months of reporting, explores an ambitious effort to turn around years of failure and poor reputation at the old Eugene J. Butler Middle School in a neighborhood beset by problems but hoping for and working toward better things.

Juvenile Justice, Part 1: The Choice

Jacksonville youth in legal trouble have a decision to make: Agree to time in a juvenile facility or roll the dice as an adult.

Juvenile Justice, Part 2: Waiting for Justice

Jacksonville children are in detention longer than Florida law intends.

Jacksonville's Pensions Crisis

Jacksonville's $1.65 billion pension debt is runaway problem facing City Hall.

Revealing the Data: Florida's Value-Added Model (VAM) system

A look at Florida's Value-Added Model (VAM) system that the state says measures teacher effectiveness

Interactive graphics

Interactive graphic: JaxPort

JaxPort, a landlord seaport, maintains and markets the facilities while 33 companies lease the space and manage the port’s operations.