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Launched today: A repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Do...
07/13/2020
Documenting COVID-19

Launched today: A repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Documenting COVID-19. All the records can be downloaded for free and have already been used for numerous stories. This is the brainchild of Derek Kravitz ('13). Helping him are graduates from the Stabile class of 2020, Georgia Gee and Kyra Senese. Support for this project was provided by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation , FRONTLINE PBS, Columbia Journalism School's Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and National Geographic. https://documentingcovid19.io

Documenting COVID-19 is a repository of searchable documents related to the COVID-19 pandemic obtained through state open-records laws and the Freedom of Information Act.

Hibah Ansari ( Stabile '20), sets the record straight. A TV reporter In Minneapolis tells a Muslim woman≈ she was exerci...
07/13/2020
KSTP-TV reporter asks Muslim woman: What’s the difference between a hijab and white supremacist gang regalia?

Hibah Ansari ( Stabile '20), sets the record straight. A TV reporter In Minneapolis tells a Muslim woman≈ she was exercising her right to express herself by wearing a hijab. So were the Aryan bikers who dressed as white supremacists and harassed her. Hibah and the Sahan Journal explain what freedom of speech really means.

Sophia Rashid agreed to tell a KSTP-TV reporter about feeling threatened by an Aryan biker gang in Stillwater. It didn’t go well.

Two recent Stabile graduates, Zak Cassell and Bianca Fortis, were part of this New York Times project tracking Covid-19 ...
07/02/2020
43% of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Linked to Nursing Homes

Two recent Stabile graduates, Zak Cassell and Bianca Fortis, were part of this New York Times project tracking Covid-19 deaths.

The virus has devastated residents and staff members in more than 12,000 long-term care facilities across the country.

Really proud of the work Stabile alumni have done on THE CITY's project memorializing the thousands who died of the coro...
07/01/2020
How Two Journalism Schools, a Nonprofit Newsroom and a Host of Other Partners Are Working Together…

Really proud of the work Stabile alumni have done on THE CITY's project memorializing the thousands who died of the coronavirus in New York City. This is an uber collaboration involving both the Columbia Journalism School and CUNY's Newmark School as well as so many others, including individuals who volunteered time and information. Take a bow, Derek Kravitz ('13), Anjali Tsui ('16), Elizabeth Picciani ('19), Caitlin Antonios ('20.

Collaboration is the future of journalism and here’s what we’re doing about it

07/01/2020
Alliance for Women in Media

Congratulations, Sarah Fitzpatrick (Stabile '10) for the Gracie Award for the NBC News Investigative Unit's reporting on Jeffrey Epstein.

AWMF congratulates Sophie Kamaruddin on winning this year's Gracie Award for Outstanding Crisis Coverage [Radio - National Syndicated Commercial]! Congratulations to Sophie and the team at Bloomberg Radio!

#TheGracies #CrisisCoverage #Radio #BloombergRadio

Today @Columbia Journalism School, Investigating the Pandemic with four graduates of the Stabile program. Investigating ...
06/29/2020
Investigating The Pandemic

Today @Columbia Journalism School, Investigating the Pandemic with four graduates of the Stabile program.
Investigating The Pandemic
12:00PM-1:30PM
Register here: https://apply.jrn.columbia.edu/register/eventsinvestigatingpandemi062920

Four distinguished graduates of the M.S. Stabile program - Amy Brittain, Caroline Chen, Derek Kravitz, and Nick Nehamas - who are at the forefront of accountability reporting on the pandemic will talk about their work with Stabile Program Director and Dean of Academic Affairs Sheila Coronel. The short bios below have links to these journalists' stories that attendees may want to read in advance.

Amy Brittain ('10 M.S. Stabile), is a reporter for The Washington Post's investigative team, and recently exposed the secrecy and inflated claims of the Trump administration's Project Airbridge, designed to bring protective equipment to pandemic hotspots. She was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that reported on fatal police shootings around the country.

Caroline Chen ('13 M.S. Stabile), is a health reporter for ProPublica, where she is on the forefront of the coronavirus coverage. Chen has covered pandemics before and last month summed up, what we've learned from the 100,000 who have died in the U.S. This year, she won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

Derek Kravitz ('13 M.S. Stabile), formerly ProPublica's research director, built the Covid-19
FOIA Repository and is also helping THE CITY memorialize New York City's 21,000 coronavirus dead. Many stories have come out of the FOIA repository, including this one on meatpacking plants that Kravitz co-wrote for The New York Times.

Nick Nehamas ('14 M.S. Stabile) is an investigative reporter at The Miami Herald and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for the Panama Papers. He has written about offshore accounts, corruption, and lately, how Florida has responded to the pandemic and also how cruise ships sailed on despite the coronavirus.

 

Floridians flattened the COVID curve. Then, amid upbeat talk, the numbers began to rise. Three Stabiles  contributed to ...
06/12/2020
Floridians flattened the COVID curve. Then, amid upbeat talk, the numbers began to rise

Floridians flattened the COVID curve. Then, amid upbeat talk, the numbers began to rise. Three Stabiles contributed to this important story. Well done, Sarah Blaskey, Ben Conarck and NickNehamas!

In mid-April, Gov. Ron DeSantis started talking about reopening Florida, saying the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic was behind the state. Reported new COVID-19 cases had steadily declined that month.

Christina Saint Louis (Stabile '20) is the first recipient of The Miami Herald's yearlong investigative fellowship.
06/12/2020
Esserman-Knight awards its first journalism prizes and investigative journalist fellowship

Christina Saint Louis (Stabile '20) is the first recipient of The Miami Herald's yearlong investigative fellowship.

The Esserman-Knight Journalism Prize, which honors the best accountability reporting in South Florida, was presented Wednesday morning to the Miami Herald’s Julie K. Brown and Emily Michot for Perversion of Justice, the duo’s investigative series on the case of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

Remembering the 21,000 lost to #COVID19 in New York City. Two journalism schools -- The Columbia Journalism School and C...
06/11/2020
Search the Names of New Yorkers We've Lost to COVID-19

Remembering the 21,000 lost to #COVID19 in New York City. Two journalism schools -- The Columbia Journalism School and CUNY's Newmark J-School are working with @THECITYNY to build a memorial. Several Stabile alumni are involved in this project: Derek Kravitz ('13), Anjali Tsui ('16) and. two from the Class of 2020, Caitlin Antonios and Anastassia Gladkiovskaya. We have nearly 1,000 obits so far. More to come & we need your help. https://projects.thecity.nyc/covid-19-deaths/#

Read the stories of those who died from the coronavirus — and help THE CITY tell the stories of thousands more.

On her first week as a Stabile fellow working with Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) on a Covid-19 FOIA repository, Kyra Senes...
06/07/2020
Secret document lists locations of Kansas coronavirus outbreaks. Here’s what it says

On her first week as a Stabile fellow working with Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) on a Covid-19 FOIA repository, Kyra Senese (Stabile '20)found documents that led to this story in the Wichita Eagle about the hitherto unknown locations of coronavirus outbreaks in Kansas.

A retirees coffee group and a keg party were linked to multiple cases.

This is why local journalism is important & necessary: Hundreds Voice Stories Of Racism At Queens Private School. Great ...
06/07/2020
Hundreds Voice Stories Of Racism At Queens Private School

This is why local journalism is important & necessary: Hundreds Voice Stories Of Racism At Queens Private School. Great work from Maya Kaufman, Stabile '18.

Hundreds of students and alumni of Archbishop Molloy High School are sharing stories of racism by their peers and teachers.

Congratulations Dan Glaun and Lila Hassan of the Stabile class of 2020 who've just been named this year's Frontline fell...
06/05/2020
FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Announces 2020 Fellows

Congratulations Dan Glaun and Lila Hassan of the Stabile class of 2020 who've just been named this year's Frontline fellows.

This Fall, FRONTLINE (PBS) will welcome its newest class of FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellows: Lila Hassan and Dan Glaun.

Caroline Chen, Stabile '13, is the 2020 Livingston Award winner for local journalism for her Pro Publica series, Heartle...
06/04/2020
Meet the 2020 Livingston Award Winners

Caroline Chen, Stabile '13, is the 2020 Livingston Award winner for local journalism for her Pro Publica series, Heartless Hospital.

In the midst of a seismic social movement and a lingering pandemic, it is pivotal to our democracy to support and recognize reporting that advances the cause of truth and justice. Today the Livingston Awards honor stories that represent the best reporting by journalists under age 35 for work release...

05/29/2020

Several Stabile students in the spring 2020 class, Using Data to Investigate Across Borders, worked on this story on overpriced and unsuitable ventilators. Good work, Jake Kincaid, Ian Hodgson, Zak Cassel, Robert Grimmer, Ciara Long, and McCaffrey Blauner!

05/28/2020
How ICE May Be Helping Spread Coronavirus

This important story on how ICE is helping spread the coronavirus in immigration detention centers was reported by two Stabile alumni: David Noriega ('13) on camera and David Mora ('18) behind it.

VICE News Tonight examines how ICE has likely contributed to spreading COVID-19 within the detention system. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subsc...

John Ismay (Stabile '14) reflects on lives lost on Memorial Day. "We can set aside a day for remembering, but the fuller...
05/25/2020
Too Many Memorial Days

John Ismay (Stabile '14) reflects on lives lost on Memorial Day. "We can set aside a day for remembering, but the fuller story is that with thousands dead in wars the public pays little attention to, every day on the calendar is a Memorial Day for someone. This grieving will last for generations to come."

For one veteran who’s also a Times journalist, there are too many fallen friends, and unending wars mean there will most likely be more.

This  is such a beautiful story about one  man's quest to save the music of the Holocaust. Great job,  Makana Eyre, Stab...
05/18/2020
The Bard

This is such a beautiful story about one man's quest to save the music of the Holocaust. Great job, Makana Eyre, Stabile '18. Looking forward to the book.

One man's quest to save the music of the Holocaust.

Adiel Kaplan, Stabile ‘18, on how help groups could barely cope with the rise on domestic violence during the pandemic.
05/17/2020
It's hard to flee from your abuser during a coronavirus lockdown

Adiel Kaplan, Stabile ‘18, on how help groups could barely cope with the rise on domestic violence during the pandemic.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, calls for help to domestic violence hotlines have grown shorter and more frantic. One woman shared her story with NBC News.

In the Washington Post's podcast, Amy Brittain (Stabile '10)  talks about her investigation into the exaggerated claims ...
05/15/2020
Is dining out officially dead?

In the Washington Post's podcast, Amy Brittain (Stabile '10) talks about her investigation into the exaggerated claims of the Trump administration's Project AirBridge that was supposed to deliver essential supplies and equipment to medical workers.

The truth about Project Airbridge, a White House program set up to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment. The long road to recovery for restaurants. And, bartering in the time of the coronavirus.

Inside the courtrooms of the US immigration system under Trump. What a story and what great storytelling! Fabulous work ...
05/13/2020
At The Mercy Of The Courts - Latino USA

Inside the courtrooms of the US immigration system under Trump. What a story and what great storytelling! Fabulous work by Alissa Escarce (Stabile '18) and MaxS iegelbaum (Stabile '16) https://www.latinousa.org/2020/05/13/mercyof/ via @LatinoUSA @Documentedny

On this episode of Latino USA, we partner with Documented, a nonprofit news site that covers immigrants in New York City, to go behind the scenes into the courtrooms of the U.S. immigration system under Trump.

How the nursing home with New York's most coronavirus deaths put patients at risk. Great reporting by Maya Kaufman, Stab...
05/08/2020
Inside The Nursing Home With NY's Most Coronavirus Deaths

How the nursing home with New York's most coronavirus deaths put patients at risk. Great reporting by Maya Kaufman, Stabile '18.

The Parker Jewish Institute on the Queens-Nassau border has the most COVID-19 deaths of any nursing home in the state.

Ruth Michaelson (Stabile '14) writes about being forced to flee Egypt for reporting on #Covid19. via@cjr
05/08/2020
Pushed out of Egypt for COVID-19 reporting

Ruth Michaelson (Stabile '14) writes about being forced to flee Egypt for reporting on #Covid19. [email protected]

The warning that I would be expelled from Egypt began with a few simple words. “They just want to see your visa,” a British embassy official told me on March 18, passing on a message from Egyptian security officials at the country’s visa and immigration office. I knew what that meant: Other jo...

Really proud of our six Stabiles nominated for this year's Livingston Award for journalists under 35. Big congrats to Ca...
04/28/2020
Livingston Award 2020 Finalists Announced

Really proud of our six Stabiles nominated for this year's Livingston Award for journalists under 35. Big congrats to Caroline Chen ('13) for local reporting; Sarah Blaskey ('17), Taylor Eldridge ('17), and Nick Nehamas ('14) for national reporting; and Karla Zabludovsky ('11) for international reporting. https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/announcing-the-2020-livingston-award-finalists/

The awards honor the best reporting and storytelling by journalists under the age of 35 across all forms of journalism. The 56 finalists were chosen from more than 500 entries.

Ellen Gabler (Stabile ‘07) writes how prescriptions for antimalarial drugs touted by Trump and others as a cure for #cov...
04/27/2020
Prescriptions Surged as Trump Praised Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

Ellen Gabler (Stabile ‘07) writes how prescriptions for antimalarial drugs touted by Trump and others as a cure for #covid-19 rose by 46% despite unproven claims.

Prescriptions for two antimalarial drugs jumped by 46 times the average when the president promoted them on TV. There’s no proof they work against Covid-19.

Joshua Hunt ('14) spent a lot of time talking with passengers and crew of The Diamond Princess in this magazine piece fo...
04/24/2020
The coronavirus cruise: on board the Diamond Princess

Joshua Hunt ('14) spent a lot of time talking with passengers and crew of The Diamond Princess in this magazine piece for the Economist's 1843.

They came for indulgence, relaxation and bottomless buffets. Then they found themselves trapped on a ship infected with a deadly virus. Joshua Hunt reports

Some great reporting on the cruise ship industry's culpability in putting passengers and crew's lives at risk of being i...
04/24/2020
Cruise ships sailed on despite the coronavirus. Thousands of people paid the price.

Some great reporting on the cruise ship industry's culpability in putting passengers and crew's lives at risk of being infected by the coronavirus from Sarah Blaskey ('17) and Nick Nehamas ('14) at The Miami Herald, and Joshua Hunt ('15) who wrote about the Diamond Princess for the Economist's 1843 magazine (link in the next post). https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article241640166.html

As the coronavirus spread across the world in early 2020, millions of people found themselves in what is now understood to be one of the most dangerous places during a pandemic: a cruise ship.

Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) is building a repository of documents on state responses to Covid-19, with support from The ...
04/13/2020
Why New Orleans Pushed Ahead With Mardi Gras, Even as It Planned for Coronavirus

Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) is building a repository of documents on state responses to Covid-19, with support from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Documents from FOI requests in states and cities around the U.S. are now coming in. The New York Times published today the first story that came out of these documents: how New Orleans staged its annual mardi gras despite warning about the coronavirus.

A cache of internal emails reveals city officials believed chances were “low” that the festivities would help spread the virus, a prediction that proved tragically off base.

Elizabeth Picciani (Stabile '19) continues our ongoing investigation on sexual assaults and dating apps. In this latest ...
03/09/2020
He Sexually Assaulted Her After They Met on Bumble. Then She Saw Him on Tinder. Then Hinge. — ProPublica

Elizabeth Picciani (Stabile '19) continues our ongoing investigation on sexual assaults and dating apps. In this latest story for Pro Publica, she looks into what dating platforms do when users report their attackers.

Dating apps and the companies that own them talk a lot about caring about users’ safety. But when the users we talked to reported their attackers on platforms, they often heard nothing in return. And their attackers profiles stayed active.

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