Archives for November, 2017
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 | Tags: Frontline
Photo by Jeff Watts, AU
The PBS series FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) at American University’s School of Communication are pleased to announce a new journalism fellowship.
The inaugural FRONTLINE/IRW Fellow, Kate McCormick, who is finishing her master’s degree at George Washington University, will work with writer-producer Rick Young and his FRONTLINE team based at AU. She also will write for FRONTLINE’s digital platforms, and will contribute to upcoming projects at the Workshop.
“We’re so proud of the investigations we’ve carried out with the team at the Workshop, and we ...
Nearly 28 years since the passing of the American’s with Disabilities Act, some polling places and voting systems still are not accessible.
The Government Accountability Office released a report today based on its review of polling places and stations in the 2016 election.
It gathered data for 178 polling places and found that 60 percent had barriers, including “steep ramps located outside buildings, lack of signs indicating accessible paths, and poor parking or path surfaces.”
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 required, among other things, that polling places be accessible and have at least one accessible voting machine ...
Posted: Nov. 2, 2017 | Tags: journalism
On March 2, 2017, Cecilio Pineda, a Mexican investigative reporter, posted a video about the close tie between a drug cartel leader and a local politician on his Facebook account. Two hours later, he was murdered.
Pineda’s investigation, along with ones of two other fallen journalists on drug cartels in Mexico, has been translated into nine languages by Forbidden Stories, a newly launched website, so their work can reach as many people as possible.
Photo by Bruce Guthrie
Laurent Richard presents the Forbidden Stories project at the Newseum.
Laurent Richard, the founder of Forbidden Stories, a renowned TV journalist ...