In the news article, Georgia schools lay unequal foundations for college, the reporters had a specific point they wanted to convey to the audience. Their aim of the story was to show the education gap between high schools in Georgia. They decided to do this by comparing the schools through performance of students, advanced placement programs, the amount of money spent on each child and the economic status of the students. The reporters provided causation between poor student performance in colleges and poor educational standards of their high schools.
The reporters didn't use any interactive graphics. However they did use bullet points to compare and contrast information between schools. I thought that this was helpful because it simplified the percentages and what they stood for, for the reader.
Some computer skills that the reporters had to use included research online. Finding statistics and analysts who have reviewed the situation and their opinions.