Archives for February, 2018
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 | Tags: immigration
The number of people apprehended or denied entry into the U.S. at the Southern border was down 16 percent in January from 2017, new figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show.
Most of those — 35,822 — were those caught once they came into the U.S. About a quarter of them were turned away after they tried to enter with inadmissible documentation or for humanitarian aid.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement that the numbers are still too high among unaccompanied children and families trying to ...
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 | Tags: Donations
Despite his persistent claims of fake news and shoddy reporting, President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the media has actually provided a much needed financial boost for many nonprofit investigative journalism organizations across the country. And despite expectations, the swelling tide of financial support has not receded. Instead, donations have continued to grow over the past few years.
Take ProPublica, for example. Five days after the election, John Oliver called on his “Last Week Tonight” audience to support national, local and investigative journalism. ProPublica, which Oliver specifically referenced by name, received a flurry of new donations after the segment ...
Posted: Feb. 5, 2018 | Tags: journalism
Reporter Patrick Madden talks about his work with student journalists in this short video.
American University graduate researchers/reporters help reporter Patrick Madden research, fact-check and gather information for stories, including “Assault on Justice,” published in 2015, which examined whether police were overusing the charge of assaulting a police officer in Washington. The story won Madden two awards in 2016, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize and the Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The students, who spend 10 hours a week at the Investigative Reporting Workshop during their master's program, gain experience reporting local ...
Posted: Feb. 1, 2018 | Tags: Fair Warning
Multiple memos at Johnson & Johnson reveal worries about asbestos being found in baby powder —and raise questions about the company's candor.
More than 300 U.S. infants and toddlers have died from window blinds and cords, but a new industry decision might prevent more deaths.
California, along with Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Delaware and Rhode Island, have the most protective road safety laws, according to an advocacy ...