Blackout in Puerto Rico

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

Flags on a damaged church after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria.

FRONTLINE, NPR, IRW collaborate on new program about Puerto Rico

More than seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, damaging or destroying homes and demolishing much of the island’s infrastructure, more than a hundred thousand Americans are still without power, as part of the worst blackout in U.S. history. On Tuesday, May 1, in Blackout in Puerto Rico, FRONTLINE and …

The Boy on the Bus

Convicted sex offenders can move, not register as required, begin new lives and live under the radar of a new neighborhood. Law-enforcement experts say local and national registries aren’t always linked; sometimes, entering the data takes time that understaffed police departments don’t have.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas,

The Case Against Steve Stockman

Former Texas GOP Congressman Steve Stockman is on trial in Houston for what prosecutors say is a massive fraud. He’s accused of ripping off two donors by selling them on grandiose schemes that supported a conservative agenda — which never panned out.

Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone medal

The Investigative Reporting Workshop’s own Charles Lewis is receiving a major award for his support of investigative journalism. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is honoring Lewis, IRW’s founding executive editor, with the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The award honors investigative reporter I.F. Stone and goes out annually to a …

IRW launches interactive on antibiotic resistance

“Nightmare Bacteria: Life Without Antibiotics” is a new interactive multimedia project of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The producers are Larry Kirkman, former dean of the School of Communication and filmmaker-in-residence at IRW, and Robin Mudge, a former AU professor and consultant for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with extensive television experience in the UK. This interactive …

Agar plate

Nightmare Bacteria: Life Without Antibiotics

“Nightmare Bacteria: Life Without Antibiotics” is a new interactive multimedia project of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The goal of the project is to engage and inform a wider audience about the overuse of antibiotics and its consequences.

Protestors

The life cycle of the arming-teachers debate

Transcripts from broadcast reports compiled by the Internet Archive show that cable news outlets reported on arming teachers after nearly every major school shooting since data has been available.