Investigative Reporter (Times-Union Media)

Times-Union Media in Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking an Investigative Reporter with a proven record of holding officials accountable, digging into public records, getting past the spin and exposing wrongdoing.The right reporter will break down complicated topics and present them in easy to understand ways for a digital and print audience. We’re looking for candidates who have excelled on their beats – whether government, criminal justice or business – and who are looking to join an investigative team. Database experience is a plus.

Our investigative team does anything from helping add depth to daily breaking news to spending months examining complex ...

Behind the Story: New Jersey reporter finds inconsistencies in 2008 death investigation

Chris Baxter

Chris Baxter and NJ Advance Media wrestled out a compelling and untold story, let the digital presentation take the lead and came away with a “smashing” investigative success.

Using a system he developed to keep tabs on lawsuits involving state police, Baxter came upon the stifled story of Kenwin Garcia, a Newark man who died in 2008 after an altercation with police along the side of the highway.

Baxter embarked on a deep reporting project that resulted in 7,000 words, an 8-page special print section in The Star-Ledger and a digital presentation as rich as any Baxter ...

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From the IRE Archive: Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance"

Interested in learning more about the story behind the new movie, "Kill the Messenger"? Listen to this panel from the 1997 IRE National Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. titled "Can Investigative Reporting Go Too Far?".

In the early 90's investigative reporter Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News dug into the CIA's involvement of cocaine trafficking into the US.

After the story was published in 1996, Webb and the Mercury News experienced intense criticism not only from the U.S. government but from fellow reporters and news organizations.

On this panel, Webb defends himself and the story while ...

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Despite big job promises, incentives often fail to deliver

 North Carolina, much like other states, uses millions in taxpayer dollars to lure and retain businesses, bringing new jobs. But years after these jobs were announced by executives and state leaders, most failed to fully materialize, a WRAL News analysis found. More than 100 companies named in job announcements since 2009 have since reported no new jobs. Some have laid off workers or closed up shop altogether.

Water officials in California refuse to follow own conservation rules

In Southern California, a region in severe drought, many cities have passed rules on water usage per household per day. While the average water usage in a single-family home is now using 361 gallons per day, water conservation advocates on city councils haven’t been following their own regulations. Mike Soubirous, a Riverside City Council member who voted for new, strict rules in July, used over a million gallons in his home last year, nearly ten times the amount of the average family.

Soubirous is far from alone. According to The Center for Investigative Reporting, 25 other officials in similar ...

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Supervising Producer (KMSP-TV)

FOX 9/KMSP has an immediate opening for a Supervising Producer for our Emmy award winning Investigative unit. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in investigative reporting, experience in data driven journalism, and deep knowledge of research and paper trails. We are looking for a strong writer with experience with copy editing long form scripts.

Job Description: Supervising Producer, Investigative Unit

Responsible for investigative unit logistics, including crew assignments, editing schedules, overtime management. Collaborate with news director on monthly strategy with an emphasis on sweeps periods. Responsible for oversight of all aspects of production including, story generation, production ...

Suggest a database and help expand the NICAR Data Library

NICAR is looking to add new data sets to its collection, and we're interested in your suggestions. We're looking for national, multi-state, or multi-country data sets that are potentially valuable to reporters and are not easily accessible. Our goal is to enable access to and use of important data, and we need help identifying targets for that goal. To that end, we will be gathering and vetting suggestions on a rolling basis. If you have a data set in mind, please use the form linked here and give us as much information as you can about it: https ...

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Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder case

In light of the recent exoneration of Michelle Murphy, who spent 20 years in prison on a wrongful conviction for killing her baby, the Tulsa World investigated the elements that led to Murphy's 1995 conviction in the first place.

The investigation shows the state of Oklahoma relied on faulty blood analysis, the dubious testimony of a troubled 14-year-old neighbor and an unrecorded, incriminating statement to convict Murphy. All three elements were so problematic they should have been challenged in court. Also, jurors never heard other evidence that might have given them reasonable doubt about convicting Murphy.

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