Hilary Niles

Hilary Niles

Intern
Phone: (603) 969-8004
h@nilesmedia.com

Hilary Niles joins the Workshop from the University of Missouri, where she is pursuing her master's degree in multimedia investigative journalism. Her reporting focus is public policy and international affairs, while her research digs into the business of journalism. 

Before returning to school in 2011, Hilary helped found a WSCA-lpfm, a community radio station in her adopted hometown of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and founded a web-based legislative report. Hilary interned in 2009 at WBUR-Boston's nationally syndicated public radio program Here and Now. She was also self-employed as a marketing and public relations consultant for artists, nonprofits and small businesses, and previously worked as a bartender and a farmer. 

Hilary graduated in 1999 from the University of New Hampshire and in 2002 from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. 

Stories written by Hilary Niles

Incubating new economic models for journalism.

Latest from iLab

Asian journalists wrestle with new rules

Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea news organizations face new challenges online as their governments now include internet activity in their regulatory structures. What used to be a niche for independent media has instead become a new battleground for freedom of expression. 

Seven signs Cuban media is moving toward openness

While it’s too soon to tell if a true sea change is in the works, here are seven relatively recent shifts in the Cuban mediasphere. Many of them would have seemed inconceivable just a few years ago and bear watching in the future.

Blogs

Most Recent Posts

US drops two spots in 2017 World Press Freedom Index: What's next?

The United States dropped two spots to 43rd out of 180 nations studied in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, a list compiled and released last month by Reporters Without Borders. 

That, and other indexes of global media health, journalism’s vibrancy and the impacts on democracy and citizens, were among the topics debated at a recent panel, Exploring Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age, at the Goethe Institut in Washington.

Fellow contributes to Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigation

Workshop Fellow Jerrel Floyd was a part of the team at the Atlanta Journal Constitution that was a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize for its report on doctors and sexual misconduct across America. The investigation pulled together and examined thousands of cases of sexual misconduct by physicians in the United States since 1999, highlighting the prevalence of these incidents and lack of legal ramifications for the doctors involved.

'New Newsrooms' wins research award

The Investigative Reporting Workshop has won the Society for Professional Journalists’ Research about Journalism Award for “The New Newsrooms,” an examination of nonprofit centers for investigative journalism worldwide. The reporters who founded these centers followed the example of their colleagues in the U.S., where this model has thrived for the past two decades.

'Business of Disaster' finalist in IRE awards

“Business of Disaster,” the PBS FRONTLINE program about ongoing housing problems more than three years after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, was a finalist in the IRE awards this year in both the large broadcast/video category and also in the large radio/audio category. 

The back-story behind Workshop's first data project on banks

In BankTracker, our long-running series that debuted in March 2009, we analyzed publicly available data to report on the financial health of the nation’s banks and credit unions. Though the project met with resistance from the banking association at the time, the updates continue to be welcomed by readers.

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.