The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the 2014 death of Cal football player Ted Agu. This story was reported in collaboration with the IRP’s Abbie VanSickle and Tim McGirk.
In this follow-up to an IRP investigation published in the Washington Post, the IRP’s Abbie VanSickle reports on a Senate investigation that found the Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children fleeing to the U.S.
In this article for the Washington Post, IRP Reporter Abbie VanSickle examines the danger facing tens of thousands of the Central American children who crossed the border into the U.S., left vulnerable to human traffickers.
IRP Fellow Anabel Hernandez, who has investigated Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman for 15 years, discusses his recent recapture in this CNN interview.
In this piece for The Virginian-Pilot, IRP Fellow Mike Hixenbaugh continues his investigation of the Sea Dragon helicopter, which has one of the highest rates of deadly crashes in the armed services. He reports on a lawsuit alleging the maker, Sikorsky, and other defendants designed and manufactured an unsafe chopper.
In this article for the Los Angeles Times, investigative reporting students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism report on whether footage collected by an anti-abortion activist represent undercover journalism protected by the First Amendment. The story is the first in a series on the ongoing national debate on abortion and is a collaboration between the IRP and the Times.
In an open letter published in the Huffington Post and an interview on Univision, IRP Fellow Anabel Hernández vows to continue her work as an investigative reporter, despite a break-in and threat she received at her Mexico City home.
In this piece for The Intercept, 2010-11 IRP Fellows Trevor Aaronson and Katie Galloway report on an FBI informant and the environmental activist she helped entrap.
In an interview with HuffPost Live, IRP Filmmaker in Residence Bernardo Ruiz talks about the United States’ “willful blindness” of Mexico and the missed opportunities in print and broadcast journalism.
In a piece for NBCNews.com, IRP Fellows Mike Hixenbaugh and Jason Paladino investigate the catastrophic failure of a Marine chopper’s engine.
In a piece for NBC News, IRP Fellows Mike Hixenbaugh and Jason Paladino report on how the Navy is resurrecting the training unit for the Sea Dragon, its oldest and most maintenance-intensive helicopter in service.
IRP Fellows Anabel Hernández and Steve Fisher appear on Democracy Now! to discuss their year-long investigation of the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico.
As part of its continuing coverage of Macau, the IRP is releasing documents pertaining to Las Vegas Sands and its business practices in the former Portuguese colony. The documents, which include internal e-mails and reports and are part of ongoing litigation, reveal the details of relationships with an organized crime figure and a Macau businessman who was recently arrested as part of a federal bribery probe. These documents and others obtained at a Las Vegas Courthouse have since been sealed.
2015-16 Mark Felt Scholarship winner Jimmy Tobias reports on what an Enron spinoff is doing in the middle of Guatemala’s corruption scandal in this article for The Nation. The IRP provided reporting assistance.