Posted: March 16, 2018 | Tags: Environment
Photo by Josh Benson, IRW
From left, Talia Buford, Robert Bullard, Jon Waterhouse, Adrianna Quintero and Mustafa Santiago Ali talk about their research and reporting on the environment.
Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. And 24 additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, distinguishing the U.S. as the only country opposed to the accord, according to the New York Times.
Last year, President Trump also signed executive orders to greenlight the Keystone ...
Posted: March 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism
Data journalism is still new to me. Despite that, I decided to dive in head first and attend the recent NICAR conference in Chicago.
It was one of my best experiences as a journalist so far.
I was reluctant to attend after feeling ignored for being “just an intern” at another event last year. But my editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop, where I now intern, pushed me to go, promising that NICAR would be different. I’m glad that I did.
I arrived late, hungry and eager and dashed into a session on digging deep for radio and podcasts ...
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 | Tags: immigration
The number of people apprehended or denied entry into the U.S. at the Southern border was down 16 percent in January from 2017, new figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show.
Most of those — 35,822 — were those caught once they came into the U.S. About a quarter of them were turned away after they tried to enter with inadmissible documentation or for humanitarian aid.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement that the numbers are still too high among unaccompanied children and families trying to ...
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 | Tags: Donations
Despite his persistent claims of fake news and shoddy reporting, President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the media has actually provided a much needed financial boost for many nonprofit investigative journalism organizations across the country. And despite expectations, the swelling tide of financial support has not receded. Instead, donations have continued to grow over the past few years.
Take ProPublica, for example. Five days after the election, John Oliver called on his “Last Week Tonight” audience to support national, local and investigative journalism. ProPublica, which Oliver specifically referenced by name, received a flurry of new donations after the segment ...
Posted: Feb. 5, 2018 | Tags: journalism
Reporter Patrick Madden talks about his work with student journalists in this short video.
American University graduate researchers/reporters help reporter Patrick Madden research, fact-check and gather information for stories, including “Assault on Justice,” published in 2015, which examined whether police were overusing the charge of assaulting a police officer in Washington. The story won Madden two awards in 2016, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize and the Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The students, who spend 10 hours a week at the Investigative Reporting Workshop during their master's program, gain experience reporting local ...
Posted: Feb. 1, 2018 | Tags: Fair Warning
Multiple memos at Johnson & Johnson reveal worries about asbestos being found in baby powder —and raise questions about the company's candor.
More than 300 U.S. infants and toddlers have died from window blinds and cords, but a new industry decision might prevent more deaths.
California, along with Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Delaware and Rhode Island, have the most protective road safety laws, according to an advocacy ...
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 | Tags: immigration
The timeline was updated on March 20.
It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump has pushed for stricter immigration enforcement since he came into office. It was a key focus of his campaign. In his first State of the Union address, President Trump spent more than 10 minutes of the address talking about immigration from the U.S-Mexico border wall to the need for more border officers and stricter enforcement.
“It is time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century,” he said.
What Trump didn’t talk about were the ...
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 | Tags: journalism
More than 80 percent of U.S. adults believe the news media are critical or very important to our democracy, according to a recent survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. But the findings, surprising in the current national climate of “fake news” and media mistrust, also revealed that 73 percent of respondents said inaccurate information spreading through the internet is a major problem and 43 percent held a negative view of the media (compared to 33 percent who held a positive view).
Sixty-six percent of Americans said most news media do not do a good job of separating fact ...
This season’s media shortlist from The Investigative Reporting Workshop covers a gamut of written works from January.
With the luxury of time off these last two months, I managed to read voraciously and halved my backlog of bookmarked journalism.
Here are some of my favorite pieces, which found themselves falling under three tidy headers — cryptocurrency, gender and biography. I hope you set aside some time to explore these examples of outstanding writing.
SUE HALPERN for The New York Review of Books, Jan. 18, 2018
A finely tuned portrait of the budding, oft-misunderstood cryptocurrency craze. Halpern reviews ...
Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 | Tags: immigration
The Trump administration’s promise to tighten immigration efforts ramped up this week. Here’s a roundup of some of the coverage.
Earlier this month, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, decided to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador. Salvadorans and Haitians with TPS have 60 days to re-apply to the program one last time, according to the The Washington Post.