Archives for March, 2018

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

Posted: March 16, 2018 | Tags: Environment

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Photo by Josh Benson, IRW

From left, Talia Buford, Robert Bullard, Jon Waterhouse, Adrianna Quintero and Mustafa Santiago Ali talk about their research and reporting on the environment.

Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. And 24 additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, distinguishing the U.S. as the only country opposed to the accord, according to the New York Times.

Last year, President Trump also signed executive orders to greenlight the Keystone ...

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A NICAR newbie goes to Chicago

Posted: March 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism

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.

I was reluctant to attend after feeling ignored for being “just an intern” at another event last year. But my editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop, where I now intern, pushed me to go, promising that NICAR would be different. I’m glad that I did.

I arrived late, hungry and eager and dashed into a session on digging deep for radio and podcasts ...

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Giving data journalism a second shot

Flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., for an internship was a nerve-racking way to start my year. But that jump for a data journalism internship with The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University was the best choice I’ve made this year.

Americans prefer the government protect free speech over censoring 'fake news,' Pew study shows

Most Americans are against the U.S. government restricting fake news online and prefer it protect freedom of information. However, most do support technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news. 

Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

For the past three months, two Reuters journalists — U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo — have been imprisoned in Myanmar for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on a massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men in Rakhine State in Myanmar.


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