Kelly Martin

Graduate assistant

 

Kelly Martin has worked as a photographer, illustrator, graphic artist and art director for online and printed publications since 1998.

He is the art director at Government Executive Media Group and a graduate student at American University studying digital media. His work includes Government Executive Magazine and a wide range of graphics and interactive media on governmentexecutive.com

Martin, a graduate of Ohio University's School of Visual Communications, covered national politics, features and sports at Scripps Howard News Service, first as a graphic artist and eventually as art director. Notable events covered included the 2000 Presidential Election, the 9/11 attacks and aftermath, the Beltway Sniper and the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee. 

Martin is the creator, editor and producer of Questionable Skateboarding, a video podcast that explores skateboard culture in Washington, D.C.

 

Multimedia by Kelly Martin

Recent News

The toxic chemical whack-a-mole game

When her black cat rapidly dropped from a healthy 14 pounds to a skeletal five pounds, it was natural for Arlene Blum to investigate whether a toxic chemical in her home might be to blame. The veterinarian's diagnosis raised that possibility, and Blum had expertise in the harm that chemicals can cause. Her research as a chemist in the 1970s helped reveal the possible health hazards posed by flame retardants used in children's sleepwear. 

Incubating new economic models for journalism.

Latest from iLab

How drones are changing disaster coverage

Drones, small unmanned aircraft, have changed how some news organizations cover disasters. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria represent a “defining moment for the use of unmanned aerial systems in news gathering,” Greg Agvent, the senior director of National News Technology and CNN AIR, said. 


Offenses in youth centers send teens to adult prisons

A ProPublica reporter wondered why a Southwest Illinois juvenile facility was sending teenage inmates to adult prisons. Here's the story behind the story.


Blogs

Most 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.

A toast to investigative journalism

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists each received a $1 million donation from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation, and both awards were announced at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, California.

Apply for summer 2018 internships

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.

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.