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.
On the back-burner of news coverage is the issue of net neutrality—an issue you should really know more about.
How Donald Trump's presidency may ultimately end up doing good for the country.
We sent Freedom of Information requests to every state and federal agency asking for payroll data. Analysis reveals insights that can help both the public and private sector work better.
The New England Patriots may have a big advantage this Sunday, and it has nothing to do with the talent on the field.
Robert Parry, who passed away last week, questioned everything, the hallmark of a truly great investigative reporter.
From a deep-dive into Trump's Russian dossier to a Reddit AMA, here are our recommended reads from the past week.
For years, the NFL has been fumbling trying to handle ways to end its biggest problem: hits to the head. Has the answer been in front of them the whole time?
How much of a "proactive cooperator" has George Papadopoulos been for Robert Mueller?
Lost in the debate over pregame protests in the NFL, which feature black players making a statement about police mistreating black men, is that racial discrimination seems to be fading when it comes to black quarterbacks.
Investigative journalist and harsh Trump critic Robert Parry slams Russiagate beat writers for abandoning the standards of reporting