Posted: April 19, 2018 | Tags: fake news
Pew found that 58 percent of U.S. adults surveyed did not want the government involved in limiting made-up information, while 39 percent favored government action. However, 56 percent supported technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news.
“Most Americans fell on the side of supporting freedom,” said report co-author Elizabeth Grieco, a senior writer and editor with the non-profit research group. “It’s interesting when you juxtapose it to the second question ...
Posted: April 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism
A judge in Myanmar has refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims.
U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo have been jailed since December and could face up to 14 years in prison under the British colonial-era secrets act for reporting on the killings, which occurred in the Rakhine state.
Since their arrest, the reporters have attended hearings that have presented evidence against them. The defense asked that the case be dismissed because of conflicting ...
Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism
Investigative Reporting Workshop founding executive editor Charles Lewis has been awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.
The Investigative Reporting Workshop’s own Charles Lewis is receiving a major award for his support of investigative journalism.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is honoring Lewis, IRW's founding executive editor, with the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The award honors investigative reporter I.F. Stone and goes out annually to a journalist whose work captures the spirit of journalistic independence, integrity and courage that characterized I.F. Stone’s Weekly.
“For nearly ...
Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism
- A March 26 article from the Texas Tribune tracked suspensions in the state’s school system, some for students as young as 4 years old. The investigation found the suspensions were disproportionately affecting students who are racial minorities.
- A March 26 article from the CIR found multiple states are putting voter information at risk by using an ineffective system to uncover voter fraud.
- A ...
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 ...