FDA approves cancer drugs without proof they're extending lives

Nearly three out of four cancer drugs introduced in the last decade were approved by the FDA without proof that they help patients survive longer.

Teaming with MedPage Today, which provides physicians a clinical perspective on breaking medical news, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analyzed 54 cancer drugs put on the market in the last decade. They found that instead of using the gold standard – patients surviving longer – the FDA based approval on surrogate measures such as a tumor shrinking.

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Jacksonville children are in detention longer than Florida law intends

Florida juveniles are being locked up in Jacksonville-area detention centers longer than in any other part of the state and longer than the law intends, according to a Florida Times-Union investigation.

The wide-ranging look at the area’s juvenile detention system also found that kids are sometimes held in overcrowded conditions. The troubling conditions are draining taxpayers’ wallets and raising concerns about the legal system’s handling of juveniles.

Investigative/Projects Reporter (The Post and Courier)

The Post and Courier, a growing family-owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., is looking for a journalist who knows how to raise hell and tell a great story.

We’re adding a fourth reporter to a public service/watchdog team that has had its work lauded by The Neiman Foundation for Journalism, The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Hillman Foundation and others. Our team has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist two out of the last four years, and our most recent major project, "Till Death Do Us Part," has earned national attention. (You can read it here ...

Athletes, teams donate big to political campaigns

An investigative team analyzed thousands of financial records from federal, state and local elections and discovered how sports teams, owners and athletes are contributing to political campaigns.

The 10 Investigates team from Tampa Bay and Sarasota’s 10 News found that many of the area’s major teams have contributed political funds – usually toward the state’s dominant party. The experts they interviewed suggest the money is seen as an investment to tip legislators toward passing stadium-friendly legislation.

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News Reporter (The Press & Sun-Bulletin)

The Press & Sun-Bulletin and pressconnects.com in Binghamton, NY would like to talk to you if you are interested in a job as a news reporter with emphasis on the three main digital platforms – web, mobile and tablet – as well as print. We are designing now for the future and need a reporter who can write solid stories, produce video and knows how to get our audiences’ attention using social media. While we embrace change to survive and thrive, we also value our journalistic fundamentals, especially watchdog and investigative reporting. You’ll need to do some of both. Our newsroom ...

Training Director (Investigative Reporters and Editors)

If you're interested in a career that gives you the chance to have tremendous impact in newsrooms worldwide, that is immensely rewarding, that offers the opportunity for travel and that allows you to work from home, we've got the job for you.

Investigative Reporters and Editors is adding a new Training Director position. You will join a strong organization with a more than 35-year commitment to improving journalism internationally by providing training and resources. IRE's training directors lead regional workshops, provide customized training in newsrooms large and small, develop online training and play an integral role in ...