‘The Hit’: New investigative doc

“The Hit,” a feature-length investigative documentary created by IRW’s Chris Halsne, continues to gain attention on the film-festival circuit.   The documentary premiered at the Landmark E Street Theater in March after being awarded top film in the Best of Metro D.C. category. Judges also named the documentary as an official selection of the Northern Virginia Film and Music …

Ambulance in front of hospital

Program wins Writers Guild Award

“The Healthcare Divide,” the most recent of many collaborations over the years among veteran FRONTLINE writer-producer Rick Young and his team, NPR and the Investigative Reporting Workshop, has won a Writers Guild Award. The program, which aired in 2021, looked at disparities in American health care and the large urban hospitals hit hard by the pandemic. Reporters traveled …

TAP data can help

The National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting held its annual conference in Atlanta last weekend, the first in-person conference since the March 2020 conference in New Orleans. Staff from the Investigative Reporting Workshop ran a demo of the Accountability Project and its search tool.  If you didn’t make it to the presentation, slides are available …