Gene Gibbons

When cops are fired

In August of 2017, The Washington Post reported that since 2006 police chiefs at 37 of the nation’s largest police departments have been forced to rehire more than 450 officers, or nearly a quarter of the officers they have fired for misconduct.

Kangaroos

The Kangaroo Hunt

The decades-old process of managing kangaroo populations through hunts and selling the meat and skins is controversial. Australia’s state governments set annual quotas to regulate how many kangaroos can be killed each year, but some ecologists and animal-advocacy organizations say the hunts are inhumane, not sustainable or necessary.

Opioids

The Opioid Epidemic

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets. A Washington Post investigation.

Hand-drawn posters

The New Americans

More than 3,000 refugees resettled in San Diego County during federal fiscal 2016, leading some in the community to question whether area schools with limited resources could deliver on the refugee dream of a quality education for all in America.

Charles Lewis travels to Oxford

Charles Lewis will travel to England in December to participate in an Oxford University investigative journalism collaborations roundtable. Lewis, who founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in 1997 on the premise of collaboration among journalists across news organizations and countries, will speak about the recent success of the Panama Papers project due in part …

Charles Lewis to speak at Integrity20 conference

Chuck Lewis travels to Australia this week for the “Integrity20: Age of Insecurities” conference, participating as one of “20 of the world’s most unique, courageous and provocative minds.” He will talk about the dysfunction of democracy and widespread disillusion with government and the news media — and what he calls “the most bizarre U.S. presidential …

Charles Lewis

SPJ honors Lewis with Distinguished Service Award

The Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Charles Lewis with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, presented Tuesday night at the National Press Club in Washington. Former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie wrote Lewis’ introduction, which was read by Stephen Taylor, a freelance reporter and producer for Fox News Radio …