Local investigative projects underway

  • December 22, 2020

Published 12/01/2020 | Updated 12/22/2020 Investigative Editing Corps editors are working with six local news organizations from North Carolina to California examining issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic Five projects have begun publishing installments of the ongoing investigations. These are among the six funded by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. Two additional projects are pilots […]

Past Due

  • December 6, 2020

Just before the pandemic hit, The Blade started looking at its local public housing authority as it shuttered its waiting list for those in need of housing. Where would lower-income individuals go to live? With the help of editor Deborah Nelson and data editor Sean Mussenden, Blade reporters dug deeper into housing data to find the Toledo […]

Education Under Siege

  • December 1, 2020

The Lewiston Sun Journal took on the impact of generational poverty made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Maine school systems with high poverty rates have long wrestled with student achievement. Editor Jennifer LaFleur worked with Reporter Lindsay Tice to detail what such inequities mean for schools and families, uncovering computer shortages, no broadband and lost […]

Report for America Projects

  • December 1, 2020

Montana Free Press Helena, Montana Editor Gwen Florio is working with Report for America Reporter Chris Aadland on Native American issues. Editor: Gwen Florio In a 40-plus-year career in journalism, Gwen Florio has been a staff writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Missoulian, where she most recently was […]

Coping with COVID-19

  • December 1, 2020

Working with editor Jeff Gottlieb, Desert Sun reporters Nicole Hayden and Mark Olalde investigated how long it took to get covid test results across the state. After filing 60 public records requests and surveying California’s 58 public health departments, their reporting found that it took too long to book a test and so long to […]

Nursing Homes and COVID-19

  • December 1, 2020

COVID-19 deaths were mounting at Indiana nursing homes, state data showed. But what were Indiana health officials doing to help save the vulnerable residents? Working with Editor Lois Norder, The Herald-Bulletin Reporter Whitney Downard dug in, revealing the hidden toll of COVID-19, troubled nursing home ownership groups and key weaknesses in state oversight.   Among her findings […]

Ignored and Forgotten

  • December 1, 2020

Each hurricane season, eastern North Carolina braces for the worst. But emergency planning, response and recovery efforts neglect a major marginalized population: rural Latinos. Without emergency alerts in their language or recovery support specific to community needs, immigrant workers and families navigate an emergency management system that fails to include them, putting their jobs and […]