Kate Musselwhite

Kate Musselwhite

Graduate Assistant

Kate Musselwhite is a graduate student in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs at American University. A North Carolina native, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in English and concentration in Journalism, as well as a minor in Spanish (for which she completed a summer study abroad in Madrid, Spain).

She worked for UNCG’s newspaper, The Carolinian, as an Arts and Entertainment reporter. While at UNCG, she was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organizaton; Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society; and the student-run UNCG a cappella singing group, The Sapphires, in which she sang soprano and held a leadership position.

For about seven years, Kate worked at Discovery Learning, Inc., a consulting company in Greensboro, N.C., specializing in organizational and leadership tools and development. As a customer service and research associate, she wrote and edited training materials for publication and co-authored a product guidebook, among other things. She still provides editorial and audio/video development support for Discovery Learning.   

Before starting graduate school, she worked for three years at QED Consulting, a small firm in the D.C. area, as a government consultant supporting mainly training and leadership development organizations within the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies.

She currently interns at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and the CBS Evening News in Washington.

Follow her on Twitter at: @katemusselwhite

Find her on the web at: http://katemusselwhite.com/

Stories written by Kate Musselwhite

Recent News

California Conservation Corps failed to heed warning signs before fatal van crash

The fatal van crash was known as the "worst day" in the California Conservation Corps' 40-year history. Leaving three dead and debilitating one, the driver was found at fault while the agency was let off the hook. Family members of the victims say the man at the wheel had a history of reckless driving and careless behavior that corps supervisors knew about.

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Coverage of arming teachers

Over that last eight years, interest in arming teachers with guns is the result of school shootings. News coverage and Google searches reflect these trends. 

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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.

What we're reading: recent investigations from across the country

Latest investigations tackle immigration, crime and American's youth

Banks post record profits, but new bill may threaten community lenders

The U.S. banking industry reported record profits of $56 billion in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of more than 27 percent over the same time last year, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Giving data journalism a second shot

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.

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

Most Americans are against the U.S. government restricting fake news online and prefer it protect freedom of information. However, most do support technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news. 

Partners

Workshop Partners

We publish online and in print, teaming up with other news organizations. We recently aired "Blackout in Puerto Rico," a co-production of FRONTLINE, NPR and the Workshop. We also recently produced an IRW Interactive, "Nightmare Bacteria: Life Without Antibiotics," a compilation of several programs on antibiotic-resistance done with the FRONTLINE team based at the Workshop and the School of Communication.

Our graduate students are working as researchers and reporters with The Washington Post's investigative team. We recently published stories with the Post on Trump merchandise, police shootings and fired officers.

Over the years, we have teamed with msnbc and later NBC News online to produce our BankTracker series and stories on the economy. We also co-produced the first season of "Years of Living Dangerously," a documentary series and Emmy Award-winning program that aired on Showtime. Learn more on our partners page.

Projects

Investigating Power update

Investigating Power update

Profiles of notable journalists and their stories of key moments in U.S. history in the last 50 years can be found on the Investigating Power site. See Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis' latest video interviews as well as historic footage and timelines. You can also read more about the project and why we documented these groundbreaking examples of original, investigative journalism that helped shape or change public perceptions on key issues of our time, from civil rights to Iraq, here.