Investigative/Enterprise Reporter (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (www.necir.org), a nonprofit investigative reporting newsroom based in Boston, is searching for an award-winning investigative/enterprise reporter to join our expanding team. We’re looking for a reporter with at least three years experience who loves to dig and has a track record of generating, reporting and writing hard-hitting watchdog stories that have impact. You’ll be doing stories for NECIR’s Public Eye investigative reporting subscription service while juggling deep-dive long-term investigative projects.  Computer-assisted reporting (CAR) skills are necessary along with the ability to work collaboratively with NECIR’s reporters ...

Arrest, conviction data shed light on repeat drunken drivers in Wisconsin

The I-Team created an interactive visualization showing OWIs in each county.

Consistently named as the state with the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation, alcohol is tightly woven through Wisconsin’s culture. Drinking and driving, despite the many programs aimed at educating drivers about its dangers, is widespread, and Wisconsin remains the only state in the nation where first-time driving while intoxicated is not a crime.

Impaired driving has been the subject of many investigative projects over the years throughout the state, but the Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team chose to narrow its focus considerably in November when ...

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Unlimited permits strain Boston’s parking system

Boston is reviewing its parking policies after the Boston Globe reported that the city gives away unlimited amounts of residential parking permits for free. While most homes claim just one permit, the Globe found that more than 300 people have five or more.

One couple had 11 in a neighborhood where parking is scarce. A city worker in another dense neighborhood had five vehicles, but just one private parking space; the rest were on the street.

Officials said they would review the decades-old program to see if there are ways to alleviate the parking problems. Potential changes could include limiting ...

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Thought Leadership Research Manager (Accenture)

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Research professionals apply deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.

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The Accenture Institute for High Performance (AIHP) has an opening for a Strategic Technology research ...

Investigative Coach (The Tennessean)

The Tennessean is seeking an experienced journalist to coach, supervise, and direct the work of reporters, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. The Investigative Coach will focus on improving The Tennessean's investigative information gathering and storytelling; lead, guide, and coach staff to improve their investigative/watchdog skills; and edit enterprise content.  This person will work with reporters, photographers and other staff members to conceive and execute impactful investigative journalism, and ensure that reporters create high-quality content that fulfills the newsroom's strategy across all platforms. The person will edit enterprise content, focusing on the most important, sensitive and complex stories ...

Empty beds plague Illinois hospitals

Crain’s Chicago Business conducted an unprecedented examination of state records for every hospital in Illinois and found nearly 4 out of every 10 beds lying vacant. Buffeted by population shifts and changes in health insurance, the hospital industry in Illinois has far more capacity than it needs. Crain’s tells the story behind the numbers in an industry socked by drastic transformation.

California dental board cases are taking longer despite an increase in inspectors

The Dental Board of California aims to close disciplinary cases within a year and a half, but an investigation by U-T San Diego found that it actually takes the board twice as long. The delays allow for injuries and even deaths to occur.

It took the board 13 years to resolve a case involving a meth-using dentist. A review of dental board data found that it takes an average of 1,185 days to complete an investigation.

While the board has hired more investigators, delays occur when the office cannot find qualified dental experts to analyze the board's findings. 

Specialized endoscope linked to deadly superbug

The deadly pattern of illnesses began to emerge in 2012 at hospitals in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago. In each case, the culprit was a bacteria known as CRE, perhaps the most feared of superbugs, because it resists even "last defense" antibiotics — and kills up to 40% of the people it infects.

And in each case, investigators identified the same source of transmission: a specialized endoscope, threaded down the throat of a half-million patients a year to treat gallstones, cancers and other disorders of the digestive system. Yet neither the scopes' manufacturers nor the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates them, have ...

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