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 …

‘Documented Dreamers’ weigh next steps

Documented Dreamers are immigrants who are younger than other groups and enter the United States legally through one or both of their parents, who come here on work visas known as H1B visas. But what happens when they turn 21?

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Case closed?

A clean energy company that once operated at William Koch’s Oxbow plant in Port Arthur, Texas, claimed in a lawsuit that Oxbow manipulated sulfur dioxide emissions to avoid spending millions on pollution controls. Oxbow said it complies with the law.

Internships open

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, an independent, nonprofit news organization based at American University, is looking for smart, engaged college students and recent graduates from around the country for internships in the summer of 2022. Positions include researchers/reporters, data journalists, videographers, graphic designers and web producers. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Preferred majors …

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Haley Murphy

Haley Murphy is a graduate student at American University pursuing her master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. She is a former associate producer for CBS13/GoodDay in Sacramento California where she wrote and produced breaking news and feature stories.  Murphy earned her bachelor’s degree in media arts from the …

Staff changes

One of our recent stories with longstanding partner The Washington Post looked at the 50 most valuable public companies, many of which tried in the last year to build more inclusive workplaces. The investigation found that Black employees still represent a  fraction of those in the top ranks who report directly to CEOs. And the …

Iowa’s toxic brew

The convergence of two rivers in Des Moines, Iowa, is a bullseye illustrating the connection between climate change and toxins in drinking water. Legislation and litigation haven’t worked. So the Des Moines Water Works is getting into the farming business.