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I had always heard investigative reporting discussed in terms of corporate and government accountability. Reporters seek the information that others have overlooked or intentionally sought to suppress.  We pursue a topic over weeks or months, reaching out to every potential source and obtaining any available documents before offering the public the most complete, accurate understanding …

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An endless cycle of outrage and reform

For decades, police misconduct and the use of controversial tactics have fueled cycles of outrage that have been followed by commissions, studies and orders or promises to reform that often fade as time passes and scrutiny wanes.

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Chris Halsne

AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed special-projects units in Seattle, Denver, and Oklahoma City. His work has received top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Club, and the RTDNA. One of the top animal-rights reporters in the country, Halsne has …

Sammy Sussman

Sammy Sussman

Sammy Sussman is a reporter from Bedford Hills, New York, and a senior at the University of Michigan. In 2018, he reported in The Michigan Daily about 40 years of alleged sexual harassment, misconduct and assault by a former associate dean in high school. His reporting was featured in the Columbia Journalism Review and the …

Riley Rogerson

Riley Rogerson

Riley Rogerson is a junior at Georgetown University where she’s studying Government and History with a minor in Journalism. She is editor of the Georgetown student newspaper The Hoya, where she worked on an investigation of priests affiliated with the university who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct. Riley has interned at Philadelphia Magazine, the …

Julia Ingram

Julia Ingram

Julia Ingram recently graduated from Stanford University, where she studied English and served as editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily. Previously, she interned for Stanford’s Big Local News, NBC News’ investigative unit and the Miami Herald. Julia is the 2021 Dow Jones News Fund intern for the Investigative Reporting Workshop, working on IRW’s Accountability Project.

Grace Vitaglione

Grace Vitaglione

Grace Vitaglione is a rising senior at American University studying journalism with a minor in creative writing. Vitaglione was an intern at PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs, where she worked with video production of pieces centered on youth voices. Earlier, she reported on the public media industry as the editorial intern at Current newspaper. Vitaglione …

Anila Yoganathan

Anila Yoganathan

Anila Yoganathan graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and philosophy. She was enterprise editor for UGA’s independent student newspaper, The Red & Black, overseeing all investigations and in-depth news pieces  in 2020. She interned with The Associated Press, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the Dow Jones News Fund …