Special reports. Investigative Reporting, 2007 Your Courts, Their Secrets Ken Armstrong, Justin Mayo and Steve Miletich exposed how the improper sealing of hundreds of lawsuits hid information vital to public safety.
Their series resulted in the unsealing of court files and remedies in the judicial system. License to Harm Michael J. Public Service, 2004 Coaches Who Prey Christine Willmsen and Maureen O'Hagan revealed sexual misconduct by male coaches who preyed on female students and escaped discipline or prosecution. The New NEW Journalism. Final Salute : News : The Rocky Mountain News. Hear the voice of a Marine casualty assistance calls officer - along with behind-the-scenes photos - as he undertakes the most difficult mission of his life.
Katherine Cathey was expecting a phone call from her husband, Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, so she could tell him if their baby would be a boy or a girl. Instead, she got a knock at the door -- the knock every military family dreads. See additional photos of Maj. "Thank you for this wonderful story on this Veterans day. They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear.
Daniel Golden's Pulitzer Prize-WinningArticles. 2007 Pulitzer Prizes. (By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff, 1/4/06) WASHINGTON -- When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief.
(By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff, 3/24/06) WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers. (By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff, 5/28/06) WASHINGTON -- The office of Vice President Dick Cheney routinely reviews pieces of legislation before they reach the president's desk, searching for provisions that Cheney believes would infringe on presidential power, according to former White House and Justice Department officials. Extra! Extra! Center for Media and Democracy. The American Independent News Network. Rogue Columnist. Everybody who was anybody in Phoenix has a favorite story about Charles H Keating Jr., who died this week at 90.
Here's mine. By the time I came back in 2000, Keating, the disgraced imprisoned former S&L kingpin, was once again a fixture around town. The Denver Post. True/Slant. Passionate and Accurate Tellings of Truth. 10 Projects that Help Citizens Become Government Watchdogs. With the 2010 U.S. elections coming into view, many people are looking for more information about the people running for office — and the individuals and organizations funding these candidates.
Fortunately, there are dozens of initiatives that mine and share the data that influence policy and policy-makers. Many are funded by The Sunlight Foundation, which aims to use “the revolutionary power of the Internet to make information about Congress and the federal government more meaningfully accessible to citizens.” Below are 10 innovative government transparency projects that employ powerful online databases to make political data accessible (and, in many cases, fun as well). Wagist. British News and Information. Seattle PostGlobe. Al Jazeera English - Focus. News - Saturday Extra - Montreal Gazette. News topics, in depth coverage, pictures, video. AltWeeklies.com. Crosscut - News of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
St. Louis Beacon. Wikileaks. IRE. Index. Consumer Reports WebWatch: The leader in investigative reporting on credibility and trust online. Consumer Reports Web Watch was, until 2009, the Internet integrity division of Consumer Reports.
The project was funded by grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. We assisted Consumer Reports’ editorial division in evaluating the credibility of Web sites, we investigated Web sites on behalf of consumers, and we advocated for consumer-focused Internet policy and governance. While ConsumerWebWatch.org is no longer a stand alone website, the work is still being done.
Consumer Reports has incorporated the webwatch research role into its regular reports published on ConsumerReports.org. Chris Jones. Help Me Investigate.com blog. Depth Reporting. Secrecy News. The Director of National Intelligence has forbidden most intelligence community employees from discussing “intelligence-related information” with a reporter unless they have specific authorization to do so, according to an Intelligence Community Directive that was issued last month.
“IC employees… must obtain authorization for contacts with the media” on intelligence-related matters, and “must also report… unplanned or unintentional contact with the media on covered matters,” the Directive stated. The new Directive reflects — and escalates — tensions between the government and the press over leaks of classified information. It is intended “to mitigate risks of unauthorized disclosures of intelligence-related matters that may result from such contacts.”
See Intelligence Community Directive 119, Media Contacts, March 20, 2014. Greg Palast. 100 Best Blogs for Journalism Students - Learn-gasm. Investigate This! Blog & Resources Investigative Journalism. Best Sports Writing - The Best Books, Features And Profiles From Around The World.
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