Michael Laing

Financial Operations Manager Michael Laing joined IRW after 25 years in a variety of roles at The Washington Post. Most recently he was with the Client Solutions Team, where he developed print and digital advertising campaigns. Laing previously worked for an insurance broker in Washington. When away from the city, he enjoys contributing to the operation of …

Environment again in focus as 2022 winds down

We’re closing out 2022 with stories that have been underway for many months with several different partners and some in new areas of coverage — but all tied to our core mission of accountability.   Living with proof of pollution In June, Public Health Watch, the Investigative Reporting Workshop and Grist published a year-long investigation about …

Waiting for water

When Ward Walker moved to the seaside village of Stebbins, Alaska, in 1995, he was told there would be running water within the next five years. The 63-year-old, who recently retired as vice mayor of the village of roughly 650, now says he’ll be happy if it happens before he dies. Stebbins became Walker’s home …

Tainted History

Update as of Dec. 18: About 450 composers, musicians, educators and arts leaders signed an open letter, published on Medium, to the administration, calling on the Juilliard School to take disciplinary action against composer Robert Beaser for alleged “decades-long abuse of women and power.” The reaction to charges of abuse and harassment were published by …