Archives for September, 2015

BankTracker updates

Posted: Sept. 30, 2015 | Tags: BankTracker

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

Many of the presidential candidates in the 2016 campaign are basing their tax proposals and other program goals on a rosy picture of future economic growth. Yet it was only seven years ago that Lehmann Brothers collapsed, threatening the U.S. banking system and economic collapse. If the candidates mention the banks and credit unions at all, they mostly express disdain for the TARP bailouts and other government favors going to the banks ...

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Film festival highlights in-depth work

Posted: Sept. 25, 2015 | Tags: journalism


Photo by Christina Animashaun, IRW

Betty Medsger talks about how her reporting unfolded before speaking to students recently at American University.

Double Exposure: The Investigative Film Festival at the National Portrait Gallery and the Newseum, from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, will feature seven screenings and a two-day symposium.

The Workshop's Chuck Lewis will moderate the final panel discussion on the documentary, "1971," and the book, "The Burglary," with author Betty Medsger. The panel will include Edward Snowden via Skype.

Medsger wrote the original newspaper stories and book about the March 8, 1971, burglary of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania ...

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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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