Adam Federman discusses how he started reporting on the government’s role in fossil fuel development, the importance of emphasizing the human impacts of climate change, and the difficulty of communicating complex science.
In this conversation, Seth Freed Wessler discusses how he started reporting on Irwin, why he felt it was important to show what was happening inside the detention center, and how reporting on the facility would have been impossible without the organizing done inside.
Irene Romulo discusses how she discovered the ‘gang contracts,’ the challenges of reporting during a pandemic, and the impact her story has had on students in her community.
Type Investigations reporting fellow Seth Freed Wessler discusses the background and implications of his reporting on unnecessary treatments in a Georgia detention center.
Sylvia A. Harvey talks about her investigation into how the foster care system often removes parental rights from parents who have been to prison.
In this conversation, we discuss McClure’s reporting process and the difficulties of covering sexual assault in insular communities.
The challenges of reporting on bureaucratic systems, how Juliana broached sensitive topics with her subjects, and why it’s important to report on solutions as well as problems.
Susan Antilla takes a deep-dive into how Wall Street avoids accountability after a wave of women brought harassment lawsuits two decades ago.
Investigative journalist Lisa Armstrong talks about her reporting on solitary confinement and mental illness in prison.
Investigative journalist Aviva Stahl talks about her new investigation into force-feeding in America’s prisons.
Saki Knafo is a Type Investigations reporter who recently finished a two-year-long investigation into criminal justice in the South Bronx.
Ida B Wells Fellow Justine Calma talks about her new investigation into California’s day programs for adults with disabilities.
For over three years, Investigative Fund reporting fellow Sharon Lerner has investigated DuPont and 3M, corporations that manufactured toxic chemicals, covered up the health risks, and tried to dodge legal accountability.
Kamat discusses her months of reporting in India, investigating the Trump Organization’s lucrative real estate deals in the country, valued at an estimated $1.5 billion.
Wessler discusses how he discovered and reported on the U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet of “floating Guantánamos,” which detain and shackle low-level smugglers in international waters for weeks or even months.
Reporter Lizzie Presser and photographer Diàna Markosian discuss their collaboration in telling the story of the Marin siblings who faced an impossible choice once their mother was deported: stay in their home country or go with her to Mexico.
South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world, and one that was midwifed by the United States, has experienced a wave of ethnic cleansing that has gone nearly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Over a period of six weeks, Investigative Fund reporter Nick Turse interviewed more than 250 refugees on the ground in South Sudan and northern Uganda. In “Ghost Nation,” published in the July issue of Harper’s Magazine, Turse documents the ongoing conflict between South Sudanese government forces and rebels. Through his reporting, Turse was able to pinpoint the locations of specific villages where atrocities were carried out.
Matt talks about finding and organizing data of more than 107,000 former nuclear weapons workers in the US who have been diagnosed with cancers and other diseases.
Winter discusses tracking down sources while investigating the rise of crisis pregnancy centers in the US.
Goldensohn and Levy discuss cultivating sources, reporting on law enforcement agencies, and creating a reporting plan.