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  • Tech Behind Bars

    "Tech Behind Bars" is a deeply reported, multi-media three-part examination of the growing intersection of the corrections system and the technology industry. Part 1, "Inside the prison system’s illicit digital world," explores the growing problem of smartphone smuggling inside federal and state prisons, and reveals dozens of social media profiles of inmates currently serving time in several states, many of whom were using the internet illicitly from their cells. Part 2, "After years behind bars, can prisoners re-enter a digital society?", explores what happens to inmates after they're released from length prison stays, and are forced into a world and a job market that expects them to have familiarity with the tools of the digital age, and profiles Code 7370, a program at San Quentin State Prison that is equipping inmates with computer skills in preparation for their re-entry. Part 3, "Can technology and prisons get along?", is an examination of the growing number of attempts to integrate modern technology into correctional facilities, through the lens of the Napa County Jail, which is giving tablets to its inmates in attempt to keep them up to speed with the digital revolution.
  • School Desegregation Orders

    The highest performing school district in the state of Florida, St. Johns County schools, still has an open desegregation order. I submitted FOI requests with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the St. Johns County school district to obtain records and information needed for the story. Records show currently the majority of students in the St. Johns County school district are white but the district is now fully integrated and complies with the federal order. I learned that that the federal government has been inconsistent in its monitoring of the open desegregation orders in Florida. After my story aired, the St. Johns County school district has said they are working with the federal government to have the desegregation order closed.
  • Fatal Encounters

    Fatal Encounters is a six-part series regarding issues surrounding officer-involved homicides in the United States that was published in the Reno News & Review. It was begun more than a year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and other similar incidents, but started publishing in February 2014. There were also integrated social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook. Major findings are that government does not accurately collect statistics regarding officer-involved homicides, law enforcement agencies are often resistant to following public records laws regarding issues of officer-involved homicides, officers involved are almost invariably damaged psychologically, mental illness is a very large factor in who gets killed by police, and collecting substantial data is no longer solely the province of big media or the government.
  • "The Transportation Lobby"

    The team at The Center for Public Integrity launch a database of transportation lobbyists and integrated that with an interactive map. Search by public/private sector, lobbying firm, or project.
  • "The Transportation Lobby"

    After discovering that there are more than 1,800 transportation interest groups the team at The Center for Public Integrity "compiled a database of transportation lobbyists and integrated that with an interactive map." Search by location, public/private sector, lobbying firm, or project.
  • Tobacco Underground: The Booming Global Trade in Smuggled Cigarettes

    "Tobacco Underground" is groundbreaking series on the global trade in smuggled cigarettes, produced by a team of 14 journalists based in 10 countries. The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business today, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money, and spurring addiction to a deadly product. So profitable is the trade that tobacco is the world's most widely smuggled legal substance. In an interactive, multimedia Web site, ICIJ published a series of nine stories, integrated with undercover footage; audio and video interviews with experts, smugglers and undercover agents; maps and charts; and extensive links to resources ranging from tobacco control groups to repositories of tobacco industry documents.
  • The Gangs of Westchester: Boyz in the Burb

    The 2 part series investigated the growing problem of gangs in the affluent suburban county of Westchester, right outside of New York. Despite the median price for a house resting at $700,000, violent drug gangs such as the Bloods, Crips, MS13, Vatos Locos, and Latin Kings have integrated themselves into the community. The city hierarchy refused to acknowledge the problem even with a rash of gang related shootings and stabbings.
  • Back from Iraq

    This story details the abysmal treatment of American soldiers returning from the war in Iraq, many of whom have been terribly wounded. The story follows four seriously wounded soldiers and their struggles to get medical care, disability payments and reintegrate into civlian life.
  • Decoding Columbia: A Detective story

    In the aftermath of the crash of the space shuttle, Columbia, scientists look at what went wrong. The LA Times reporter, follows the scientists from their search for the wreckage to rebuilding what might have happened. He goes into intricate details about how the wing broke off and why it caused the shuttle to disintegrate.
  • Breaking the Barrier: For Civil Rights Pioneer, a life of quiet struggle

    This report by the Los Angeles Times focuses on the quiet, rarely recognized individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement, including one of the first black students to be enrolled in a previously all-white high school. In 1957, Josephine Brown was enrolled in Greensboro Senior High School and became the first black person to graduate from an integrated school in North Carolina.