Lisa Hill

Lisa Hill

Designer

Lisa Hill co-designed the Workshop site and produces informational and project graphics for various Workshop and investigative projects.

Currently, Hill is Assistant Dean for Communication Design at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where she oversees the print, interactive, and multimedia programs. She teaches a range of courses from Visual Communications and Typography, to Illustration and Interactive Design. Prior to joining NOVA, Hill taught graphic design as an adjunct at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and worked in the private sector as a creative director.  She was a founding partner of Altman Meder Lawrence Hill, a Florida-based design firm whose national reputation for creative design brought in clients from diverse areas including telecommunications, health care, public service, and media outlets such as the St. Petersburg Times.

Hill's print, broadcast, and interactive design work has been honored by The Art Directors Club of New York, The Advertising Club of New York, Creative Newspaper, Print Regional Design Annuals, Communication Arts, and The Strathmore Gallery, and has received numerous Addy Awards (including multiple best of show awards). She maintains a fine art studio, has been part of numerous art exhibitions in the Mid-Atlantic region, and is a past public arts trust grant recipient in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Hill has a B.A. in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from the University of Florida, and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).

Multimedia by Lisa Hill

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One of the occupational hazards for investigative reporters everywhere is internal censorship. So what can you do, as an individual journalist, if it appears that the great, exciting, investigative story you’ve been quietly exploring and finally have pitched is getting yawns or worse, pushback from your editor?

The future of TV news

Viewers nationwide mostly get local traffic, crime, weather and sports news, while local investigative reporting about the powers that be — and straight talk, facts and figures about the serious 21st century issues we all face  — generally have become endangered species.

Blogs

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BuzzFeed partners with Workshop

FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop analyzed three federal databases for “The Trouble with Chicken," the third in a series of programs and stories about antibiotic resistance. This was also the first time we partnered with BuzzFeed.

DC: Overuse of assault charge

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, WAMU 88.5 News and Reveal collaborated on "Assault on Justice," a five-month project investigating the use and possible overuse of the charge of "assaulting a police officer" in the District of Columbia.

How do we protect freelancers?

You can still register for the Freelancers at Risk: Photojournalism & the Call for Global Safety Practices event on April 23 at the National Press Club.

Blind cords kill hundreds of children, report says

FairWarning, a nonprofit investigative news organization, reports on the strangulation hazard from window blind cords, a long-running problem that the Consumer Products Safety Commission first began looking at in 1981.

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Philip Meyer wrote " “Public Journalism and the Problem of Objectivity ” 20 years ago but it still offers lessons for the new digital age. 

Partners

Workshop Partners

We publish online and in print, often teaming up with other news organizations. We're working now on a new program with FRONTLINE producers, to air later in the year, and on the "Years of Living Dangerously," a series on climate change that has begun airing on Showtime. A story last year on the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention centers was co-published with The New York Times. Our updates to our long-running BankTracker project, in which you can view the financial health of every bank and credit union in the country, have been published with msnbc.com, now nbcnews.com, and we co-published stories in our What Went Wrong series on the economy with The Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media. Our graduate students are working as researchers with Washington Post reporters, and our new senior editor is a member of the Post's investigative team. Learn more on our partners page.

Projects

Investigating Power update

Investigating Power update

Profiles of notable journalists and their stories of key moments in U.S. history in the last 50 years can be found on the Investigating Power site. See Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis' latest video interviews as well as historic footage and timelines. You can also read more about the project and why we documented these groundbreaking examples of original, investigative journalism that helped shape or change public perceptions on key issues of our time, from civil rights to Iraq, here.