Archives for March, 2018

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

Posted: March 16, 2018 | Tags: Environment

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Photo by Josh Benson, IRW

From left, Talia Buford, Robert Bullard, Jon Waterhouse, Adrianna Quintero and Mustafa Santiago Ali talk about their research and reporting on the environment.

Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. And 24 additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, distinguishing the U.S. as the only country opposed to the accord, according to the New York Times.

Last year, President Trump also signed executive orders to greenlight the Keystone ...

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A NICAR newbie goes to Chicago

Posted: March 14, 2018 | Tags: journalism

Data journalism is still new to me. Despite that, I decided to dive in head first and attend the recent NICAR conference in Chicago. 

It was one of my best experiences as a journalist so far.

I was reluctant to attend after feeling ignored for being “just an intern” at another event last year. But my editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop, where I now intern, pushed me to go, promising that NICAR would be different. I’m glad that I did.

I arrived late, hungry and eager and dashed into a session on digging deep for radio and podcasts ...

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30,000 across from White House demand 'families belong together'

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Newspaper circulation plummets — again

Newspaper circulation plummeted again last year, following the trend of decreased distribution since the early 2000s, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.


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