Archives for December, 2015

BankTracker updates

Posted: Dec. 16, 2015 | Tags: banks

We’ve just updated the BankTracker database to include the third quarter, Sept. 30 releases from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the National Credit Union Administration. 

And while the country and presidential candidates now seem focused on foreign policy and national security, it won’t be surprising if banking policies and practices get renewed attention in the upcoming primaries. 

We continue to analyze and provide quarterly banking and credit union data, based on reports from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the National Credit Union Administration, and analyzed by the Workshop’s former Senior Editor Wendell Cochran and Data ...

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New training shows officers how to 'calm things down'

Posted: Dec. 11, 2015 | Tags: police

In today’s Washington Post, reporter Kimberly Kindy examines a new kind of training for police recruits near Seattle, in which officials say they are determined to produce “guardians of democracy” who serve and protect — instead of “warriors” who conquer and control.

Ashley Balcerzak, a master’s student at AU, Workshop intern and in the practicum taught by John Sullivan at the Post, researched a section on how police weapons have changed. She also helped to fact-check the story and then wrote in more detail about what she learned in “How the police duty belt went from Officer Friendly to ...

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Recent Posts

‘Dropped and Dismissed’ wins Murrow Award

“Dropped and Dismissed,” an investigation into child sexual abuse co-produced by the Workshop, just won an Edward R. Murrow award for News Documentary.

Free speech heated on campuses

Free speech controversies on college campuses nationwide show some experts that students need education about First Amendment protections earlier and often, according to a panel of academic and free speech authorities who spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum. 


Rare footage, interviews highlight new Ken Burns doc

In preparation for the September premiere of PBS’s new documentary series on the Vietnam War, directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talked Monday night at the Newseum about the importance of both press freedom and finding humanity during one of America’s darkest and most divisive wars.


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