Kate Musselwhite

Kate Musselwhite

Graduate Assistant

Kate Musselwhite is a graduate student in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs at American University. A North Carolina native, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in English and concentration in Journalism, as well as a minor in Spanish (for which she completed a summer study abroad in Madrid, Spain).

She worked for UNCG’s newspaper, The Carolinian, as an Arts and Entertainment reporter. While at UNCG, she was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organizaton; Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society; and the student-run UNCG a cappella singing group, The Sapphires, in which she sang soprano and held a leadership position.

For about seven years, Kate worked at Discovery Learning, Inc., a consulting company in Greensboro, N.C., specializing in organizational and leadership tools and development. As a customer service and research associate, she wrote and edited training materials for publication and co-authored a product guidebook, among other things. She still provides editorial and audio/video development support for Discovery Learning.   

Before starting graduate school, she worked for three years at QED Consulting, a small firm in the D.C. area, as a government consultant supporting mainly training and leadership development organizations within the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies.

She currently interns at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and the CBS Evening News in Washington.

Follow her on Twitter at: @katemusselwhite

Find her on the web at: http://katemusselwhite.com/

Stories written by Kate Musselwhite

Incubating new economic models for journalism.

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How to cover hate

Even as hate crimes occur with more frequency, newsrooms for the most part tend to treat them as individual problems, not as systemic problems that require better follow-through and focus. 

Truth and lies in the Trump era

Trump’s presidency, and the way it is being reported in the media and perceived by the public, has led me to ask some basic questions — about my profession of journalism; the relative power of truth and lies; and the future of democratic self-government in these United States. Does truth even matter in covering this president? Are he and his proclivity for telling falsehoods the problem, or is he a symptom of a deeper affliction in our political-economic system?


Most Recent Posts

Editors: 'We are not at war with Trump'

Top editors of two of the country’s leading news organizations said that their reporters were at the forefront of covering the Trump administration, but they were not competing with each other to topple the presidency.

Dean Baquet and Marty Baron, executive editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, respectively, said that a journalist’s mission of pursuing truth and fairness hasn’t changed in the Trump era.

Behind the Post's opioids investigation

Graduate student and Workshop intern Reis Thebault was a contributing reporter to a recent Washington Post investigation into congressional action that many in the Drug Enforcement Agency saw as hampering their efforts to stem the opioid crisis.

King hoped to enlighten Kennedy on civil rights

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to influence John F. Kennedy in his run for president because he saw Kennedy as far removed from the realities of blacks in America, according to a new book on the relationship between the two powerful men. 

Reporters shown new frontier at ONA

The reporting tools of the future were on display at the “When Investigative Gets Immersive: Exploring Scientific Storytelling with Journalism 360” session of the 2017 Online News Association conference.

Right-leaning news outlets less critical of Trump, study shows

The Pew Research Center analyzed 3,000 news stories and found that news outlets with politically right-leaning audiences produce more positive evaluations of the Trump administration but cite fewer sources and are less critical of the current administration.  


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.


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.