The IRP’s Lowell Bergman, Matt Isaacs and Simon Marks, in collaboration with The Guaridan’s James Ball and Harry Davies, report on how U.S. casino groups made their billions against Macau’s seamy backdrop of triads, vice and corruption.
Under the direction of the IRP, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Alexander Mullaney (IRP Mark Felt Scholarship recipient) and Syeda Amna Hassan (J-School alum 2013) report on how a Pakistani doctor unwittingly fueled suspicions about efforts to fight polio, in this article for National Geographic. This is the second installment in a four-part series on polio.
In an article for Mother Jones magazine, 2013-14 IRP Fellow Brian Joseph investigates how the financial incentives of private foster care agencies tasked with screening and monitoring foster parents contribute to the abuse and neglect of vulnerable children nationwide.
IRP Managing Editor Tim McGirk, with help from students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, investigates how volunteers fighting polio became the hunted in Pakistan in this piece for National Geographic. This is the first installment in a four-part series on polio.
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Jason Paladino continues reporting on a crash-prone helicopter in an ongoing collaboration between the IRP, The Virginian-Pilot and NBC News.
IRP/CIR Reporter Abbie VanSickle reports on the lack of good statistics on how many people law enforcement officers kill each year.
In an article for Foreign Policy magazine, 2013-14 IRP Fellow Matthew Brunwasser reports on how mega-contractor Bechtel sold one of Europe’s poorest countries a $1.3 billion highway that is barely being used.
As part of her ongoing look at gun violence, IRP/CIR reporter Abbie VanSickle finds that 2014 was not an unusually deadly year for law enforcement officers.
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Jason Paladino contributed to a Virginian-Pilot investigation of a helicopter with one of the highest rates of deadly crashes in the armed services. The story is a collaboration with the IRP and NBC News.
IRP/CIR Reporter Abbie VanSickle writes about a new study that finds suicides account for nearly two-thirds of deaths from firearms. VanSickle is part of a team of reporters at the Center for Investigative Reporting who are examining the role of guns and gun violence in America.
What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? “Stickup Kid,” a PBS Frontline digital exclusive by 2013-2014 IRP fellow Caitlin McNally tells the story of Alonza Thomas, who was sent to adult prison in California at age 16.
In this investigative report for Mexico’s leading news magazine Proceso, IRP fellows Anabel Hernandez and Steve Fisher uncover official documents, videos and testimonials that tell a different story of the attack on those students in Iguala.
The fate of 43 missing students and a property scandal reveal the emptiness of the Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto’s rhetoric on reform, writes IRP fellow Anabel Hernández in this piece for The Guardian.
What are the costs of doing business in a war zone? On Nov. 18, 2014, PBS Frontline and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. The story originated at the IRP as part of a 2008-09 fellowship awarded to Jonathan Jones, an alum of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
2008-09 IRP fellow Sam Kennedy reports on how the Pennsylvania utility commission disposes of safety violations through negotiated settlements, in this story for The Morning Call (Allentown, PA).