Archives for March, 2015
As reporters, we’re always wondering, and hoping, that our stories have impact. Maybe a law will be enacted or improved, a high mark that everyone can see and cheer. Sometimes impact is expressed in smaller ways — a neighborhood joins together to sort out what went wrong; someone shows concern by using his or her position to make changes; an official announces an investigation or a policy change.
We looked at three investigations in which we contributed research and reporting to Washington Post teams and found three different outcomes. And very real impact.