IRW’s Accountability Project now includes two decades of searchable federal spending data, recently expanded to include all contracts and financial assistance awarded by the federal government since FY2001.
Christina MacGillivray is an award-winning independent filmmaker and director who has reported on human rights issues across Asia for more than a decade. She has led media reporting on global migration for the United Nations Human Rights Office and has directed media projects in India, Malaysia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China and other countries. MacGillivray is …
Black engineers face an unequal playing field. IRW spent months asking lawmakers, engineers and government agencies to explain why there’s no national standard for the licensure of engineers with four-year engineering technology degrees. The collective answers ranged from institutional racism to protecting the status quo to concerns over educational qualifications.
Utilities, fossil fuel interests and nuclear plants are still reaping advantages over clean energy in Ohio, despite a repeal of the law at the heart of an alleged $60 million corruption scandal.
ESPN’s Dwayne Bray leads a panel discussion titled “Charting a Path: How to Bring Diverse Approaches to Investigative Projects.”
The Accountability Project is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to search across a wide array of data that often has been acquired using open-records laws or obtained directly from agency sites.
Energy companies and big industry are drawing vast amounts of water from northwest Louisiana. And the withdrawals are allowing salt water to move in, threatening the main source of drinking water for a growing population of more than half a million.
While climate change has brought an abundance of water to Louisiana from above, it also threatens valuable water below — the groundwater in the state’s aquifers that the majority of the population relies on for drinking water.
Requesting and parsing public documents have always been integral parts of the investigative reporter’s toolkit, but COVID-19 has made the process even more difficult.
The Southern Hills aquifer’s water is clean and pure. Baton Rouge residents brag about its taste. And industries prefer it because it’s cheaper to access than river water, which needs expensive treatment. But the aquifer is being depleted faster than it is being replenished.