Wall Street Journal publishes free ‘Deadly Medicine’ e-book

Last December, The Wall Street Journal told the world the story of Amy Reed, a Boston doctor who had a hysterectomy to treat what doctors thought was a benign fibroid tumor, only to find out later that she had cancer and that a device called a power morcellator had caused it to spread.

Now, the Journal has published an ebook, drawn from its investigative coverage throughout 2014. It tells the story of Amy and other women who have been made sicker or who have died because of this device. The ebook can be downloaded for free from the Journal website.

Investigative and Business Reporters (On Point Investigations)

A well established and growing investigative agency is seeking former investigative reporters and business reporters who would like to work regularly on a part-time, telecommuting basis to assist us in uncovering corporate fraud. We are looking for freelancers with superior interviewing abilities, an investigative drive, analytical skills and detailed writing abilities who would like to work 10 to 20 hours a week, or 40 to 60 hours a month, throughout the year. The ideal candidate is persuasive, passionate and precise in their telephone interviewing and writing skills. This is a freelance subcontractor position. Training provided. Please email a resume and ...

Health Reporter (The Palm Beach Post)

The Palm Beach Post is currently seeking a health reporter with an investigative bent to join our team based in West Palm Beach, FL. The Palm Beach Post is a property of Cox Media Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises

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The health care reporter will be responsible for breaking big stories in public health and the health-care industry, both locally and in the state of Florida. We seek high-level reporting and writing with impact on stories of local and national interest.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

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VA records show veteran rescheduled appointment after death

A delay in care at the Minneapolis VA led to the death of a young Marine, according to a report by KARE-Minneapolis. The veteran’s medical records also appear to have been falsified after his death. An FBI investigation was launched this week in repose to the station’s most recent report and previous reports in which VA whistleblowers claim they were ordered to regularly falsify patient data to meet performance measures.

Apply now for the 2015 IRE Knight Scholarship

2014 CAR Conference Knight Scholars and mentors pose for a group picture.

Applications are now being accepted from college students at several historically black colleges and universities for the Knight Scholarship to attend IRE’s 2015 data journalism and annual investigative reporting conferences. Apply online by Sunday, Dec. 7.

The 2015 conferences include our annual data journalism conference in March in Atlanta and the annual investigative reporting conference in June in Philadelphia. Both conferences offer great opportunities to learn, network with professional journalists and build new skills. More details about each conference can be found below.

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Washington Post, Marshall Project collaborate with DocumentCloud to make note embeds responsive

This post originally appeared on the DocumentCloud blog.

On Aug. 3, The Marshall Project, a new nonprofit journalism organization focused on criminal justice issues, published an investigation in partnership with The Washington Post that revealed new evidence raising doubts about a high-profile Texas execution.

Tom Meagher, data editor at The Marshall Project: Our reporter, Maurice Possley, began working on this story months before most of the rest of our newsroom at the Marshall Project was even hired. By the time we were able to start helping, the story was mostly reported, so we dove into the documents to bring ourselves ...

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Data Visualization (University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication)

The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in the field of data visualization. This position has an emphasis on analysis, interpretation and visual presentation of complex data. The appointment will begin August 19, 2015.

The ideal candidate will have experience conceptualizing and visualizing data for journalism and/or strategic communication campaigns. This might include locating data sources, accessing and evaluating database information, and/or constructing compelling visual presentations for a variety of audiences. Candidates with an understanding of the relationship between data and storytelling are strongly encouraged to apply ...

Danger lurks underground from aging gas pipes

About every other day over the past decade, a gas leak in the United States has destroyed property, hurt someone or killed someone, a USA TODAY Network investigation finds. The most destructive blasts have killed at least 135 people, injured 600 and caused $2 billion in damages since 2004.

A crack found in a cast-iron service main caused an apartment building explosion in Birmingham, Alabama last year. Alabama Gas Corp. built and operated that pipeline, according to the Montgomery Advertiser, one of the Gannett-affiliated publications involved in the project.

The Advertiser recently went to court over Alagasco documents it obtained ...

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