Investigations by Marshall Project and Others
October 23, 2017—5 minute read
Our daily recommendations for the investigative reporting you should be reading.
The Marshall Project ran this gripping account of a man who was convicted of killing an off-duty corrections officer in Chicago in 1983, and spent 26 years in jail, without knowing that the real killer had confessed to the crime two decades earlier.
FairWarning, an investigative site devoted to health and environmental issues, published this concerning report that links fertilizer nitrates found in drinking water of farming communities to dramatic increases in cancer rates.
While they are not exactly investigative stories, two recent articles in Wired are worth reading.
This explanatory piece argues that Equifax should be terminated by the state of Georgia, which, the author says, has the duty and responsibility to revoke its business license, in the wake of the company's failure to protect the financial data of some 140 million Americans.
And this opinion piece about Wikipedia makes some telling observations regarding the value of knowledge—and how our incessant need to feel pleasure has led to online entertainment saturation, eroding the many significant benefits of the Internet at its inception.
Editor in Chief Brad Hamilton chats with the award-winning journalist about his reporting journey for his new book, "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up."
Our favorite articles and stories from the week, including reporting by ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting
If you need to add something to your reading queue, check out our picks for the week here.
A delve into the history of Birds in the NBA, and the big shoes one has to fill in Boston.
Stephen Colbert appears to have evidence on the most salacious Trump allegation. Really. We're not kidding.
Trump supporters slam judge as biased over Hillary link, but she also has ties to the president
A New Yorker dive into Saudi Arabia's new leader and a Huffington post that reveals hidden facts about waterboarding top our list of must reads this week.
The best investigative stories you may have missed this week.
Two veteran journalists tied to The Hatch Institute recently won an IRE Award, which recognize outstanding investigative work and help identify the techniques and resources used to complete each story.
On the back-burner of news coverage is the issue of net neutrality—an issue you should really know more about.