front view of Ohio Statehouse

The long road for nursing-home legalization in the Ohio statehouse

This story from the Investigative Reporting Workshop  was produced in collaboration with Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join Eye on Ohio’s free mailing list as this helps us provide more public-service reporting. As Ohio grapples with the highest number of State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs) shortages in the country …

Evacuees from Afganistan boarding military plane at night

Millions flee during 20-year war on terror

Author David Vine and a team from Brown University’s Watson Institute examine the displacement caused by the United States’ post-9/11 wars. Includes August 2021 updates.

United States connected by lights

TAP: We do the heavy lifting

IRW’s Accountability Project is home to hundreds of public datasets across all 50 states. Our data focuses on people, organizations and locations. Our collections cover a wide array of topics, ranging from money in politics to government spending to business ownership and medical facilities. 

Lauren Berryman

Lauren Berryman is a graduate student at American University pursuing her master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs. She works as a graduate researcher and reporter at the Investigative Reporting Workshop.  Berryman graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2021 where she studied Health and Exercise Science, Journalism and Bioethics. She primarily covers health and …

Heidi Kirk

Heidi Kirk is an SPJ award-winning journalist pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs focusing on broadcast reporting. Kirk has experience in both print and broadcast journalism by reporting on a variety of human interest and political stories while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas. In the 2020-2021 school year, Kirk served as director …

Carley Welch

Carley Welch is a journalist earning a master’s degree at American University. Welch specializes in investigative journalism and will be a student reporter at the Washington Post this fall while also working in the Investigative Reporting Workshop on campus. As an undergraduate at James Madison University, Welch was the news editor of the university newspaper, …

Aneeta Mathur-Ashton

Aneeta Mathur-Ashton is a master’s candidate at the School of Communication, pursuing a degree in journalism and public policy with an international specialization. She has a bachelor’s degree in multiplatform journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and did half of her undergraduate degree at SOC. She is also a member …