Archives for January, 2015
Posted: Jan. 26, 2015 | Tags: journalism
Thanks to Workshop grad researchers Danielle DeCourcey, Pietro Lombardi, Mariam Baksh, Mel Jones; to AU grad students Miranda Strong and Moriah Balingit; and to Northwestern student and Workshop intern Cathaleen Chen. All contributed their time and talent to research and analyze the ongoing housing crisis in Prince George's County, Md. Their story is featured in today's Washington Post and co-published by the Investigative Reporting Workshop.
The three-part series focuses on the nation's highest-income majority black county, and the unequal recovery its thousands of residents have experienced since the housing crisis of 2008.
For the past year, these ...
Posted: Jan. 14, 2015 | Tags: journalism
Photo by Christina Animashaun, IRW
David Donald teaches data journalism at AU.
David Donald, now data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and a team at the Center for Public Integrity today received the first-place 2014 Philip Meyer Journalism Award from the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.
The Center won for "The Medicare Advantage Money Grab," by Fred Schulte, David Donald, Erin Durkin and Chris Zubak-Skees. The project revealed nearly $70 billion in “improper” Medicare payments to health plans from 2008 through 2013. The investigation exposed how federal officials missed multiple opportunities to corral overcharges and other billing errors.