Posts tagged 'Summer reading'
Illustration by Sydney Ling, IRW
Recent investigative and longform work that has inspired our IRW summer interns.
"My Fourth Months as a Private Prison Guard"
by Shane Bauer for Mother Jones
A veteran investigative reporter once told me that trying to report on prisons is like being a war correspondent, only harder, given the extreme lack of access afforded to the press in investigating prison conditions and abuses.
Last year, Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer found a way around this extreme lack of access using a muckraker-era reporting technique — going undercover. Concealing his purpose without lying about his ...
Workshop staffers have a few recommendations for summer readings.
I read "American Dream" by Jason DeParle of The New York Times, which follows the story of three women in Milwaukee and their experiences with the welfare system. Between the three women, there are 10 children from different fathers.
Each woman has a different story about her attempt to support herself and her children. It is an excellent example of using poignant, personal stories to depict and explain a national policy.
— Catherine York
For a sample of how fraught life continues to be as a result ...