Protestors march with signs in near the White House

What did police buy to handle protests?

This week we produced a story about police-department purchases early in the summer in response to thousands who protested George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and police brutality nationwide.  We found that police in Washington, D.C., ordered more than $300,000 worth of “less-lethal” weapons, including tear gas, and used this and other chemical agents on largely …

Film festival moves to virtual program in October

The annual DOUBLE EXPOSURE investigative film festival, to be held virtually this year from Oct. 14-18, will showcase a dozen new investigative films, more than 30 panels, workshops and master classes. The opening conversation will feature Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. Other speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright, …

Who’s getting PPP money?

Nearly two months since Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Small Business Administration has failed to release a list of recipients of Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Resources for reporting on coronavirus

Coronavirus coverage: Senior Editor John Sullivan, who is also a reporter at The Washington Post, co-wrote a story about the confusion nationwide because of the government’s response to the coronavirus. Coronavirus webinar: IRE and the Reynolds Journalism Institute did a webinar last week on where journalists can find accurate data about COVID-19 and shared advice for using the data responsibly and …