Archives for June, 2013

Workshop, Post continue partnerships

Posted: June 26, 2013 | Tags: public media

Our expanding partnership with The Washington Post begins with a story published today and written by Alexia Campbell, the Workshop's Graduate Fellow, who looked into the Army's cleanup of a medical research facility in Silver Spring, Md.

Campbell is working with the Post Metro Editor, Vernon Loeb, and with our new senior editor and investigative reporter John Sullivan, a Pulitzer Prize-winner from The Philadelphia Inquirer who is now on the investigations team at the Post.

The School of Communication has undergrad and graduate students assigned to the Post through competitive dean's internships. Campbell's position represents a ...

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Lewis wins Mizzou award

Posted: June 25, 2013 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Since 1930, the Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to individuals chosen by the faculty who have exhibited superior achievements in their respective fields of communications. The awarded is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious journalism honors. Past winners have included Tom Brokaw, Gloria Steinem, Winston Churchill and Deborah Howell, as well as many other noteworthy individuals. The award is not limited to any particular form of journalism nor is there a set number of awards given each year. All who contribute to the field are considered.

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Border Patrol wins first 'golden padlock' award

Posted: June 25, 2013 | Tags: IRE

More than 1,200 journalists from around the world showed up last week in San Antonio for the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. From my perspective, here are some of the memorable moments:

  • The IRE awards luncheon (my Tweet: “The best hour in journalism”) is always a highlight. But this year’s keynote speech by Mexican journalist Marcela Turati was one of the most powerful I have ever heard. With chilling detail she described the violence the drug cartels are visiting on her country — and how the cartels intimidate and murder journalists in order to help prolong their reign ...

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Leaks, leakers and government scrutiny

Posted: June 24, 2013 | Tags: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Organizers of the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ annual national conference could not have anticipated that a whistleblower named Edward Snowden would reveal information about two secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs just before this year’s conference in San Antonio last week. But panel discussions on what journalists covering such stories would have to deal with were on the schedule: protecting sources, reporting on extensive government surveillance and keeping newsrooms safe from federal authorities seeking to ...

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Wisconsin legislators vote to kick investigative journalism out

Posted: June 5, 2013 | Tags: journalism

One of the most famous statements by the father of modern conservatism, Edmund Burke, is: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” It is frequently attributed to the 18th century philosopher and statesman, even though, according to the "Yale Book of Quotations," it has never been found in his actual writings. Its provenance and exactly why it was said, in other words, remain as murky and elusive today as what happened early this morning, and why, just after dawn in Madison, Wis.  

For reasons as yet unclear, a group of Republican state ...

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Recent Posts

'Business of Disaster' finalist in IRE awards

“Business of Disaster,” the PBS FRONTLINE program about ongoing housing problems more than three years after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, was a finalist in the IRE awards this year in both the large broadcast/video category and also in the large radio/audio category. 

The back-story behind Workshop's first data project on banks

In BankTracker, our long-running series that debuted in March 2009, we analyzed publicly available data to report on the financial health of the nation’s banks and credit unions. Though the project met with resistance from the banking association at the time, the updates continue to be welcomed by readers.

Washington journalists on Trump’s war on the press

Trump’s war on the press is a political strategy and it’s working, Margaret Sullivan, the media columnist for The Washington Post, said at the 2017 Missouri-Hurley Symposium at the National Press Club last week.


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