Posted: June 26, 2013 | Tags: public media
Our expanding partnership with The Washington Post begins with a story published today and written by Alexia Campbell, the Workshop's Graduate Fellow, who looked into the Army's cleanup of a medical research facility in Silver Spring, Md.
Campbell is working with the Post Metro Editor, Vernon Loeb, and with our new senior editor and investigative reporter John Sullivan, a Pulitzer Prize-winner from The Philadelphia Inquirer who is now on the investigations team at the Post.
The School of Communication has undergrad and graduate students assigned to the Post through competitive dean's internships. Campbell's position represents a unique and still-developing program in which Workshop Fellows will tackle in-depth stories and research for Sullivan and others on the Post's investigations team.
Campbell is working on additional stories with Sullivan, who will be mentoring a new graduate fellow in the fall and teaching an investigative reporting practicum. Research for the story on the pollution and toxic waste still evident at the Forest Glen annex of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and about locals not wanting to lose access to the trails and woods near their homes, was initially started by Workshop graduate researcher Graham Vyse. He has gone to work for Current.org, a newspaper and news website now affiliated with American University. Current reports on public media.