Where are they now?

Former IRW interns are now reporting or editing at The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, The Louisville Courier-Journal, the Treasure Coast newspapers, the Island Packet and the St. Cloud Times Media, among many other places. Former interns also have gone on to Colorado Public Radio and to FRONTLINE production teams. We caught up with …

Internships for 2021

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, an independent, nonprofit news organization based at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C., is looking for smart, engaged college students and recent graduates from around the country for internships in the summer of 2021.  Depending on the operating status of American University, internships may be remote, in-person, or hybrid.  Positions include …

Protesters in Washington, D.C.

Trump lost, but activists want to make sure he’s ousted

WASHINGTON — When The Associated Press called the presidential election last Saturday morning, many Joe Biden supporters in the nation’s capital took to the streets to cheer, dance and sing after a nail-biting four days of vote counting. Biden received 93% of all ballots cast in the District, a bit higher than Democratic candidate Hillary …

Protestors march with signs in near the White House

What did police buy to handle protests?

This week we produced a story about police-department purchases early in the summer in response to thousands who protested George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and police brutality nationwide.  We found that police in Washington, D.C., ordered more than $300,000 worth of “less-lethal” weapons, including tear gas, and used this and other chemical agents on largely …

Film festival moves to virtual program in October

The annual DOUBLE EXPOSURE investigative film festival, to be held virtually this year from Oct. 14-18, will showcase a dozen new investigative films, more than 30 panels, workshops and master classes. The opening conversation will feature Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. Other speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright, …