Administration’s policies target some legal immigrants

Animated by what President Donald Trump has repeatedly called a crisis on our Southern border, the administration has ramped up hard-line immigration policies, some of them targeting legal migrants. Officials in Augusts unveiled a new policy authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deny green cards to immigrants who have received public benefits or who …

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States take on Big Pharma

Nearly 250,000 people died because of opioid overdoses between 2010 and 2017. IRW and the Washington Post reported in May that the Trump administration has failed to allocate sufficient funds to fight the epidemic and has left crucial drug enforcement posts unfilled, despite declaring opioid addiction a public health emergency in 2017. While the federal …

Americans more concerned about made-up news than climate change

False news stories outweigh melting ice caps, rising seas and soaring temperatures on many Americans’ list of threats facing the country, according to a report published today by the Pew Research Center. More Americans call “made-up news and information” a “very big problem” for the country than identify issues such as climate change, racism and …

Candidates take their messages to the West

Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls are meeting in San Francisco this weekend for the California Democratic Party’s annual convention, underscoring the state’s potential importance in the presidential primary calendar and highlighting key issues already dominating the campaign trail. In 2020, California’s primary is slated for March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. It joins 13 other …

IRW celebrates 10

The Investigative Reporting Workshop celebrated 10 years of publishing with a reception and short program on April 18, 2019. Former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie and author and former Vanity Fair and Time contributor James Steele, both on IRW’s Advisory Board, and Kimbriell Kelly of The Washington Post joined Workshop editors and students to talk about …

Students contribute to Washington Post series

Graduate students from the School of Communication’s practicum at The Washington Post contributed to the Post’s “Murder with Impunity” series, which was named a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. They are Matt Bernardini, Orion Donovan-Smith, Kristen Griffith, Shelby Hanssen, Kristian Hernandez, Erin Logan, Samuel Northrop and Liz Weber. Orion-Smith, Griffith, Logan …