Archives for June, 2011

Live Chat with Barlett & Steele

Posted: June 21, 2011 | Tags: What Went Wrong

Cover of Philadelphia Inquirer, 1991 seriesDon Barlett and Jim Steele held a live chat Monday, June 20, 2011 on, the website of the Philadelphia Inquirer, read the full transcript here. They fielded questions on the trade deficit, and why Washington is focusing on debt rather than jobs. It was also a great opportunity for people interested in investigative business journalism to ask them questions – they’ve won every major investigative reporting award, except for the one named after them.

The Inquirer was the paper that published the original America: What Went Wrong series in 1991. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the ...

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June newsletter

Posted: June 18, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop, What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong's Kat Aaron shares how she has been using social media to find and connect with interview subjects, and intern Vaughn Hillyard explains how more video is being integrated in to the website.

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Are cuts and benefits helping the economy?

Posted: June 8, 2011 | Tags: unemployment

Kat Aaron examines the changes in programs that struggling people depend on. See our 50-state chart as well as the full article on The American Prospect website.

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Recent Posts

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

The intersection of the First Amendment, environmental justice and racism was the focus at a recent National Geographic event, “Environmental Justice: What’s Next?” 

A NICAR newbie goes to Chicago

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. The conference led me to think about alternative sources for data — even for hidden communities. 

Apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border down from 2017

The number of people apprehended or denied entry into the U.S. dropped from 2017.

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