In the report, David Barboza needs to have the computer skills in gathering and analyzing data. For example, he needs to be albe to work with database programs or spreadsheets and statistical tools in computers to analyze budgets, reports, surveys and polls.
The Times use online tools such as Wen Jiabao's family picture and pictures of Wen Jiabao at disaster scenes in China to engage the reader. Also, the site includes related articles such as Wen's family's disputes for the article.
Barboza used various corporate and regulatory records to show how Wen's relatives have accumulated extreme wealth after Wen Jiaobao elevated to China's ruling elite and ultimately became China's prime minister. He looked for links between statistics in many cases and found that the names of the relatives have been hidden behind layers of their partnerships involving friends, work colleagues and business partners. The reporter didn't make editorial judgment, instead, he let the numbers speak for themselves. Statistics showed that Mr. Wen's relatives accumulated shares in banks, jewelers, tourist resorts, telecommunications companies and state-owned companies. The author also verified the accuracy of statistical information and presented it in a concise and understandable way.