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PyLadies take charge

Posted: June 5, 2012 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

By Lydia Beyoud and Hilary Niles

It takes a lot of data to build the investigative and multimedia projects we deliver here at the Workshop. So naturally, we want to use the best possible methods to convey what we uncover.

That’s why we sent three summer staffers — Lydia Beyoud, Hilary Niles and Samantha Sunne — to a training session we helped coordinate last weekend: an introduction to the open-source programming language Python, through a training program geared specifically toward women.

The event, sponsored by DC PyLadies and DC Python, drew more than 25 aspiring programmers, with dozens more on the ...

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June newsletter

Posted: June 18, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop, What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong's Kat Aaron shares how she has been using social media to find and connect with interview subjects, and intern Vaughn Hillyard explains how more video is being integrated in to the website.

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April newsletter: Why we started a new blog

Posted: April 20, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

The Workshop's latest e-newsletter is now available. In April's issue, Senior Editor Wendell Cochran discusses the Workshops's newest blog, "Expemption 10," which focuses on  implementation of FOIA. Researcher Mia Steele describes how she works with databases for the Connected project.


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Staying connected with the Workshop

Posted: March 15, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

We're launching a monthly e-newsletter today to let you know how we're evolving, as we continue to add projects and people to our roster. You can subscribe here.

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Insiders reveal more airline maintenance problems

Posted: Feb. 3, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

The Jan. 18 broadcast of Flying Cheaper, which showed how major airlines’ outsourcing of maintenance has led to safety concerns, ignited a lively debate on FRONTLINE's discussion board. And once again, we have received tips from insiders who have furthered our reporting. The following recent post alerted us to potentially more problems with US Airways planes serviced at ST Aerospace Mobile, which was the focus of Flying Cheaper:

“k Lets start a little list here! These are just the things I have seen in our station the past three weeks. The one thing these aircraft have in common is ...

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What we didn't say about China and wind energy

Posted: Oct. 28, 2010 | Tags: American Wind Energy Association, Investigative Reporting Workshop, Russ Choma, stimulus, wind energy

I guess you could say it's a small sign that the Investigative Reporting Workshop has arrived: Our stories about wind energy and the stimulus have become grist for the mill in scores of political campaigns around the nation in recent weeks.

These ads are mostly coming from Republican candidates for the House and the central charge in many of them is that stimulus money for wind energy has been going to China. Just to be clear, as Politifact and others have found, we never said that.

Russ Choma's carefully reported stories document that more than half the $4 ...

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Welcome to Shop Notes

Posted: March 30, 2010 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

Welcome to Shop Notes, the new blog from the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

We will use this space primarily to talk about our work and the work being done by others to reinvigorate investigative journalism, here and around the world. Our focus will be on the emerging ecosystem of nonprofit groups. Shop Notes will be a team effort, written and updated by a variety of people from the Workshop's staff. We hope you check back often.

You might also have noticed we have changed our look and design. As with a lot of things at the Workshop ...

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Recent Posts

Many Facebook users unaware of how to control their newsfeeds, adjust privacy settings

A new Pew Research Center survey finds younger adults more privacy-conscious, and older ones less aware of the control they have of their newsfeeds on Facebook. Many were aware of the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

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

The Trump administration missed the first of two deadlines to reunite children separated from their parents. The action came after public backlash mounted, and a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border within 30 days. More than 30,000 people rallied in Washington on June 30 to demand the Trump administration reunite families immediately.

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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