Archives for January, 2018

This week in immigration news

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 | Tags: immigration

The Trump administration’s promise to tighten immigration efforts ramped up this week. Here’s a roundup of some of the coverage.

Earlier this month, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, decided to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador. Salvadorans and Haitians with TPS have 60 days to re-apply to the program one last time, according to the The Washington Post

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a notice on Thursday giving TPS recipients from El Salvador until March 9, and those from Haiti until March 19, to re-apply. The U.S. Department ...

Read full entry

Fake news awards and death threats: Being a journalist in the Trump era

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 | Tags: Newseum

Newseum_Panel

Photo by Kevin Allen

From left, journalists Melinda Henneberger, John Roberts and April Ryan talk about covering the Trump presidency.

Since announcing his run for the presidency in June 2015, Donald Trump has used Twitter to criticize the media at least 1,000 times. He has used the term fake news in nearly 200 Tweets. He has denounced The New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC as “the enemy of the American People!”

On Wednesday night, President Trump continued his public condemnation of the press by announcing the 2017 Fake News Awards on Twitter to his 46.8 million ...

Read full entry

FOIA lawsuits up 26 percent in Trump's first year

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 | Tags: FOIA, The FOIA Project, Freedom of Information

Nearly a year since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the number of lawsuits filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has hit an all time high — up 26 percent from fiscal year 2016. 

FOIA lawsuits may be filed if a federal agency denies a request for information or fails to respond to a request within 20 working days.  

During fiscal year 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016, 651 cases were filed, according to a report released Wednesday by The FOIA Project. News media and nonprofit organizations played a significant role in the increase of these ...

Read full entry

A toast to investigative journalism

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 | Tags: Charles Lewis

SimonandLewis

Photo by Christy Carpenter

Joel Simon, left, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Charles Lewis at the Golden Globes Sunday.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will put a $1 million grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association toward the purchase of a permanent headquarters in Washington.

The press association’s awards to the ICIJ and the Committee to Protect Journalists, which also received a $1 million donation, were both announced at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, California.

Charles Lewis, executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, founded the ICIJ in 1997 ...

Read full entry

Apply for summer 2018 internships

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 | Tags: interns

The Washington Post logo. The Workshop partners with the Washington Post.

 

 

 

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the American University School of Communication in Washington, is looking for smart, engaged college students and recent graduates from around the country for internships in the summer of 2018.

Positions include researchers, data journalists, videographers, graphic designers and web producers. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Preferred majors include journalism, communication, film, public policy, public health, history or economics.

The Workshop publishes in-depth stories about government and corporate accountability, on topics ranging widely from the environment and health to national security and the economy. The Workshop pairs students ...

Read full entry

Recent Posts

This week in immigration news

President Donald Trump's promise to tighten immigration efforts ramped up this week.

Fake news awards and death threats: Being a journalist in the Trump era

President Trump continued his public condemnation of the press by announcing the 2017 Fake News Awards on Twitter to his 46.8 million followers; CNN received four “awards,” the most of any news organization.

FOIA lawsuits up 26 percent in Trump's first year

The number of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits hit an all-time high, up 26 percent in President Donald Trump’s first year.


 Subscribe to the RSS Feed

Archives

Twitter

Follow the workshop at IRWorkshop