Public Housing in Private Hands

  • March 21, 2021

With the pandemic raging, San Francisco Public Press and Nina Sparling focused on the most vulnerable renters in the nation’s most expensive housing markets, people living in subsidized housing. Her stories focus on their risk of eviction and displacement. In a continuing investigation, Sparling’s reporting has revealed that city officials have known for years about poor […]

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 […]

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 […]

Editors group launches to help local newsrooms do investigative reporting

  • January 28, 2020

Investigative Editing Corps, a new project to help local news, will link experienced investigative editors to local newsrooms that want to do investigative reporting. The project, which launches today with an invitation to editors and newsrooms to participate, is the only effort of its kind to help local news thrive. It aims to create a […]

Jonathan Logan Family Foundation support launches Investigative Editing Corps

  • January 7, 2020

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation is supporting the launch of Investigative Editing Corps, an innovative approach to linking investigative editors with newsrooms that want to do investigative reporting. The Logan Foundation’s seed funding will allow Investigative Editing Corps to start building a network of editors/producers who can work with local news organizations across all platforms: […]

News Innovation Wins Support of the Jim Bettinger Fund

  • April 12, 2017

Two forces at play in American journalism sparked an idea for newsroom innovation that won the support of the Jim Bettinger News Innovation Fund of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University. As a JSK alumna, Rose Ciotta was among the first six to be selected for support for her proposal to create […]

Olean Times Herald Wins AP Award for Investigative Reporting

  • February 16, 2017

Projects on rental housing and education brought the Olean Times Herald in Olean, N.Y. its first investigative awards from the New York State Associate Press for 2017 and 2018. Both projects by Herald staffers Danielle Gamble, Bob Clark and Tom Dinki were edited by Rose Ciotta as pilot projects of Investigative Editing Corps. The pilots […]