Archives for April, 2018

Giving data journalism a second shot

Posted: April 24, 2018 | Tags: data

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David Rodriguez, who recently graduated from San Francisco State University, leaves his IRW internship and heads to a public-radio station in Los Angeles.

Flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., for an internship was a nerve-racking way to start my year. But that jump for a data journalism internship with The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University was the best choice I’ve made this year.

My first data internship was at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. I was very new to SQL and had a basic sense of Excel. I tackled ...

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Americans prefer the government protect free speech over censoring 'fake news,' Pew study shows

Posted: April 19, 2018 | Tags: fake news

Despite growing concern about the effects of fake news, most Americans oppose government intervention, according to a new Pew Research Center survey

Pew found that 58 percent of U.S. adults surveyed did not want the government involved in limiting made-up information, while 39 percent favored government action. However, 56 percent supported technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news.

“Most Americans fell on the side of supporting freedom,” said report co-author Elizabeth Grieco, a senior writer and editor with the non-profit research group. “It’s interesting when you juxtapose it to the second question ...

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Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Posted: April 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism

A judge in Myanmar has refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims.

 

U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo have been jailed since December and could face up to 14 years in prison under the British colonial-era secrets act for reporting on the killings, which occurred in the Rakhine state.

 

Since their arrest, the reporters have attended hearings that have presented evidence against them. The defense asked that the case be dismissed because of conflicting ...

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Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone medal

Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism

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Investigative Reporting Workshop founding executive editor Charles Lewis has been awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.

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 journalist whose work captures the spirit of journalistic independence, integrity and courage that characterized I.F. Stone’s Weekly. 

“For nearly ...

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This month in investigative journalism

Posted: April 2, 2018 | Tags: journalism

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is proud of all the work our fellow nonprofit newsrooms across the country are accomplishing. Here are a few samples of their latest work. 

Texas Tribune

  • A March 26 article from the Texas Tribune tracked suspensions in the state’s school system, some for students as young as 4 years old. The investigation found the suspensions were disproportionately affecting students who are racial minorities.

Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)

  • A March 26 article from the CIR found multiple states  are putting voter information at risk by using an ineffective system to uncover voter fraud.

ProPublica

  • A ...

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Recent Posts

30,000 across from White House demand 'families belong together'

The Trump administration missed the first of two deadlines to reunite children separated from their parents. The action came after public backlash mounted, and a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border within 30 days. More than 30,000 people rallied in Washington on June 30 to demand the Trump administration reunite families immediately.

Newspaper circulation plummets — again

Newspaper circulation plummeted again last year, following the trend of decreased distribution since the early 2000s, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

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