Foreign influence? How we built the database of expert testimony

Our story on truth in testimony forms used a combination of data collection, manual data-entry and and field reporting. To build our Truth in Testimony database, we wrote a computer program to automatically capture the publicly available data about who has testified before House committees, including their Truth in Testimony disclosure forms, from the U.S. …

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Toyota settlements in sudden acceleration cases echo previous safety scandals

This story was produced by FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer and environmental issues.  On the last day of 2015, Berta Orellana picked up her 7-year-old grandson from day care in a brand new Toyota and headed on a road trip with the boy and two …

Nurses in emergency room

Trend in health workers falling victim to opioids

It’s been more than a year since Iyisha Keller was found unconscious in a bathroom at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Clements hospital in Dallas, a syringe labeled fentanyl in her arm. Keller, 36, had been working in the neonatal intensive care unit. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

‘Growing hostility’ between student media and administrators

Censorship of student media is pervasive across the United States, despite the lack of substantial qualitative data to confirm a recent uptick in cases, media scholars and researchers say. Interviews with student journalists, media advisers and media law researchers found that they’ve been censored or have witnessed student media censorship either as a bystander or …