Join us in Atlanta this March and learn the data skills you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding. Early-bird registration ends Feb. 6.
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.
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 ...Read more ...
Knight Science Journalism at MIT offers U.S. and international journalists one of the best deals in journalism: 9 months of immersion in MIT's R&D culture. That includes direct access to dozens of top MIT and Boston-area researchers, participation in numerous seminars and field trips, free classes at MIT and Harvard, great networking with new contacts and colleagues, assistance executing an optional media project, and a chance to think deeply about the future of the journalism craft.
Oh, did we mention the $70,000 stipend, plus health coverage? KSJ is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year ...
New for NICAR15: We're offering a series of spotlight sessions introducing journalists to expertise from other fields. Hear from the former lead data visualizer for NASA, a professor who will help you think differently about math and a sociologist who analyzed the impact of social media during the Arab Spring. We're hoping these sessions help you discover practical tools and concepts that can help you push the limits, dig deeper and tell better stories. We're excited about our lineup of speakers and you can read about them below.
|Jordan Ellenberg is Professor of Mathematics ...|
KPHO-TV (CBS Phoenix) is looking for a full-time investigative reporter to join our Peabody, Murrow and Emmy award-winning team. The ideal applicant has a proven track record of generating, producing and presenting compelling investigative reports that impact viewers.
If you are aggressive, smart and live to break big stories, if you work well in a team environment, have strong research, creative writing, and presentation skills, we want to hear from you.
We have a four member dedicated investigative unit that uncovers stories ranging from consumer scams to government corruption. This is a true investigative unit.
The position requires the ability ...
Business tangles with wage enforcement system for decades | Rocky Mountain PBS I-NEWS
More than 30 years of public records and internal documents dealing with Bradley Petroleum, one of Colorado's oldest employers, show the company has repeatedly been investigated for violating federal and state labor law, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found. In particular, for a pattern of suspending employees for shortages, reporting them to the police for alleged theft, and then permanently withholding the employee's final check despite a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing
No new conviction, but sent back to prison | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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NICAR15 will offer a record number of hands-on classes throughout the conference in eight classrooms. You'll find topics ranging from introductory tutorials in data analysis to advanced sessions on programming in more than 100 classes. These classes are first come, first served and tend to fill up quickly.
This year, to help with the demand, we're trying something new: We've created a survey to help gauge interest in various classes. If you're planning on attending the conference in Atlanta March 5-8 we'd like you to take a few minutes and complete the survey to tell ...Read more ...
IRE members are amazing.
Last year, we launched an effort to help students get access to our resources and events through a Student Sponsorship Program. We knew that many of you were aware of either sharp journalism students, or programs that produce them, and we asked you to help by sponsoring memberships for those students. Nearly 100 of you took part, and the results have been spectacular. Today we're launching a second drive to bring in more of those young journalists. Our philosophy is that the sooner we can expose them to IRE and our members, the more likely ...Read more ...