Posted: Aug. 12, 2013 | Tags: The Washington Post
Today in The Washington Post, Alexia Campbell, the Investigative Reporting Workshop's Graduate Fellow, published her first investigative story. The story looks at how a city health program serving the elderly and disabled may have improperly cut them from the program, leaving some to fend for themselves.
Campbell highlights the case of Joyce McWain-Gray, 56, whose legs are paralyzed. McWain-Gray lost eight hours of care under the program, even though she was still eligible.
“The aide left a stack of adult diapers and a cooler of food next to McWain-Gray’s bed and left,” Campbell writes. “They helped me with everything, and then all of the sudden it was gone,” McWain-Gray said.
This is Campbell’s second story in the Post, and she’s working on two more promising stories she hopes to finish by the end of the summer. Campbell, who earned her master's degree from American University this summer, is the first investigative intern working with investigative reporter John Sullivan under a joint agreement between the Post, the Workshop and American University.