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Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism This is the page of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Such a great profile of Mukhtar M. Ibrahim, Stabile '17, and his pioneering work at the Sahan Journal.
03/22/2022
An Innovative Approach

Such a great profile of Mukhtar M. Ibrahim, Stabile '17, and his pioneering work at the Sahan Journal.

Bush Fellow Mukhtar Ibrahim’s Sahan Journal uses a donor-driven financial model to spotlight stories often overlooked by other news outlets.

03/22/2022

Congratulations to David Mora, Stabile '18, of Vice News who got an Overseas Press Club Award for the best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition. This is what the judges said about his prize-winning work: “After the Flood” portrays global climate migration at its most intimate level, documenting migration and its devastating intersection with violence and organized crime. The result is a powerful and intimate portrayal of the real-life consequences of climate change."

Congratulations to Bhrikuti Rai, Stabile '18, winner of the Fetisove Journalism Awards  for environmental journalism for...
03/01/2022
Fetisov Journalism Awards

Congratulations to Bhrikuti Rai, Stabile '18, winner of the Fetisove Journalism Awards for environmental journalism for her reporting on environmental crimes in Nepal! Check out her reporting on this link.

The largest international contest founded by philanthropist Gleb Fetisov and intended to reward the most outstanding journalists from all over the world

02/23/2022

Congratulations x 2 to Lila Hassan (Stabile '20) who worked on two projects that got Polk Awards -- The Frontline documentary on January 6 and the New York Times stories on the civilian deaths caused by U.S. air strikes!

Big congratulations to Micah Hauser (Stabile '17) who has just been promoted to associate editor, focussed on politics f...
02/18/2022

Big congratulations to Micah Hauser (Stabile '17) who has just been promoted to associate editor, focussed on politics for The New Yorker!

Congratulations to Matt Drange (Stabile '12) for the First Amendment Coalition award for his story documenting "the exte...
02/09/2022
FAC Honors 2021 Free Speech & Open Government Award Winners

Congratulations to Matt Drange (Stabile '12) for the First Amendment Coalition award for his story documenting "the extent to which tech companies aggressively use non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements to silence workers." Matt did a callout for nondisclousre agreements signed by Silicon Valley workers and got responses.

Awardees produced investigative journalism projects that advanced freedom of expression or access to information.

01/18/2022

Congratulations to Hilke Schellmann, Stabile '10, for the Newswomen of New York Award for best audio investigative reporting for "In Machines We Trust," a podcast series on the use of AI in hiring.

Groundbreaking reporting on the massive undercounting of Covid deaths by overworked and understaffed coroners and medica...
12/22/2021
Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19

Groundbreaking reporting on the massive undercounting of Covid deaths by overworked and understaffed coroners and medical examiners. Kudos to Derek Kravitz ('13), Jake Kincaid ('20) and others in the Documenting Covid 19 team.

In some counties, just half of the spike in deaths during the pandemic is attributed to COVID-19. Researchers say that points to a massive undercount.

Amazing, groundbreaking investigation by J-School Professor Azmat Khan on the human toll of U.S. air strikes in Afghanis...
12/18/2021
Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of Failure in Deadly Airstrikes

Amazing, groundbreaking investigation by J-School Professor Azmat Khan on the human toll of U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Three students in Azmat's conflict reporting class at the School, including Lila Hassan (Stable '20) helped her parse more than 5,400 pages of Pentagon records obtained after filing a lawsuit.

The promise was a war waged by all-seeing drones and precision bombs. The documents show flawed intelligence, faulty targeting, years of civilian deaths — and scant accountability.

Congratulations, Mukhtar M. Ibrahim ('17), editor of SahanJ ournal, for the 2022 Alumni Award from the Columbia Journali...
12/14/2021
Columbia Journalism School Names 2022 Alumni Award Winners | Columbia Journalism School

Congratulations, Mukhtar M. Ibrahim ('17), editor of SahanJ ournal, for the 2022 Alumni Award from the Columbia Journalism School! "The winners have demonstrated the qualities valued at the J-School: curiosity, persistence, creativity and adherence to the truth."

The Columbia Journalism School Office of Alumni and Development announces the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards.

Russell Midori (Stabile '17) has just been named a 2022 Sulzberger fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. Russell is ...
12/13/2021

Russell Midori (Stabile '17) has just been named a 2022 Sulzberger fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. Russell is president of Military Veterans in Journalism.

Well-deserved award for Adiel Kaplan (Stabile ' 18) from the National Press Club , consumer broadcast category, for her ...
12/10/2021
Millions of Americans receive drugs by mail. But are they safe?

Well-deserved award for Adiel Kaplan (Stabile ' 18) from the National Press Club , consumer broadcast category, for her story on mail-in pharmacies.

Many mail-order pharmacy customers feel trapped in a system that has left them with crushed pills, damaged vials and lifesaving drugs exposed to extreme weather.

12/09/2021

Devansh Mehta (Stabile 16) got the 2021 V-Award from UNDP & the government of India for his work with CGNet Swara, a tech company that brings news via mobile and bluetooth to underserved communities. From Wikipedia: "CGnet Swara is an Indian voice-based online portal that allows people in the forests of Chhattisgarh to report local news in Gondi by making a phone call. The portal is freely accessible via mobile phone or online. It allows anyone to report stories and listen to them by giving a missed call."

For months, the Stabile alumni at The Miami Herald have done so much digging into Miami's "once-in-a-generation building...
12/06/2021
‘The city will help us.’ Miami Beach took cash, fast-tracked tower on Champlain’s edge

For months, the Stabile alumni at The Miami Herald have done so much digging into Miami's "once-in-a-generation building failure" -- the collapse of the Champlain Towers. Here's their latest.

When Miami Beach city officials rushed to greenlight construction of an 18-story ultra-luxury condo tower just across the city line from Champlain Towers South, no one knew the 40-year-old building in the neighboring town of Surfside was teetering on the edge of collapse.

Really good analysis of the data that show how vaccine inequity led to unnecessary deaths in Chicago by Kyra Senese (Sta...
11/30/2021
Vaccine disparities led to unnecessary deaths in Chicago, a new study finds

Really good analysis of the data that show how vaccine inequity led to unnecessary deaths in Chicago by Kyra Senese (Stabile '20).

A UChicago study suggests more equitable distribution of vaccinations would have saved more than 100 lives. WBEZ, MuckRock and Documenting COVID-19 look at the data.

Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) and Jake Geanous (Stabile '21) continue reporting on Hart Island, continuing the work starte...
11/19/2021
Hart Island Burials Taken Over By Tree Landscapers, Uprooting Families’ Hopes for Transformation

Derek Kravitz (Stabile '13) and Jake Geanous (Stabile '21) continue reporting on Hart Island, continuing the work started by last year's Stabile class.

The city’s potter’s field, the final resting place for thousands killed by COVID and AIDS, is now overseen by the Parks Department amid visions of creating the nation’s largest municipal cemetery. But a $33M contract to a firm without cemetery experience, under the watch of an ex-Rikers captai...

Such good work coming from Stabile alumni reporting on Latin America. This one from David Mora (Stabile '19), who worked...
11/19/2021
These Migrants Are Caught Between Cartels & Climate Change

Such good work coming from Stabile alumni reporting on Latin America. This one from David Mora (Stabile '19), who worked on this heartbreaking video on how migrants are caught between cartels and climate change. This was a difficult story to report. Kudos to David and the team at Vice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nc4_oobCT8

After back-to-back Hurricanes Eta and Iota destroyed their hometown in the mountains of Guatemala, this family was forced to migrate to the U.S. In the trek ...

Manuela Andreoni (Stabile '17) traces how hides from cattle in deforested Amazon land end up as leather seats in US SUVs...
11/19/2021
How Americans’ Appetite for Leather in Luxury SUVs Worsens Amazon Deforestation

Manuela Andreoni (Stabile '17) traces how hides from cattle in deforested Amazon land end up as leather seats in US SUVs. Important story and so glad it made it to the front page of The New York Times.

An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.

Maya Kaufman (Stabile '18) just published this fascinating follow-the-money story on how hospital consolidations are dri...
11/09/2021
The big business of blood

Maya Kaufman (Stabile '18) just published this fascinating follow-the-money story on how hospital consolidations are driving geographic blood-center monopolies, and how the Blood Center is capitalizing on this shift. The story is based on interviews with more than a dozen experts, hundreds of pages of 990s, and historical research from archival news articles and a 400-page book from the 1990s called Blood.

Not-for-profit facilities find success in selling donated blood to hospitals

Chiara Eisner (Stabile [19) published today a painful, moving story on the moral injury inflicted upon the men designate...
11/06/2021
They executed people for the state of South Carolina. For some, it nearly destroyed them.

Chiara Eisner (Stabile [19) published today a painful, moving story on the moral injury inflicted upon the men designated to execute prisoners in South Carolina. She points out that in the debate about capital punishment, the soul-destroying work of the executioners is rarely brought up.

Many of those who helped execute people in South Carolina prisons have never spoken publicly – until now. The closer the 10 men we spoke with were to the act of killing, the more serious the long-term consequences.

Jake Geanous, Stabile '21, reporting for the Honolulu Civil Beat, found that nearly a third of police chases on Oahu res...
11/02/2021
HPD's Loose Pursuit Policy Leads To Crashes In A Third Of Chases

Jake Geanous, Stabile '21, reporting for the Honolulu Civil Beat, found that nearly a third of police chases on Oahu result in crashes, causing injury or death. This is part of a series of Civil Beat stories examining police practices and policies in Hawaii.

Honolulu leaves it up to officers when to start a chase. That's unusual, a Civil Beat review shows, and many HPD pursuits would not be allowed in other jurisdictions.

Excellent reporting by Sasha Chavkin (Stabile '10) shows how forest destruction in Nicaragua is linked to corruption and...
11/01/2021
Nicaragua’s Forgotten Deforestation Crisis - OCCRP

Excellent reporting by Sasha Chavkin (Stabile '10) shows how forest destruction in Nicaragua is linked to corruption and political repression.

The government of President Daniel Ortega is enabling an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences.

Congratulations to all the Stabile alumni who took part in THE CITY's Missing Them project, which won the Online News As...
10/16/2021
Missing Them, a COVID-19 Memorial and Accountability Journalism Project - Online Journalism Awards

Congratulations to all the Stabile alumni who took part in THE CITY's Missing Them project, which won the Online News Association's Knight Public Service Award. Students of the Stabile class of 2020 helped write the obituaries and the accountability stories that were listed on the prize entry. Anjali Tsuii (Stabile'16) who led the #MissingThem project, along with Derek Kravitz ('13). Esé Diane Olumhense ('17) wrote the story on Covid deaths along the Cross Bronx Expressway). Congratulations, all!

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10/14/2021

Kudos to Max Siegelbaum (Stabile '16), co-founder and co-director of DocumentedNY, winner of the Game Changer Award from the Institute for NonProfit News for the use of WhatsApp to reach Spanish-speaking immigrants

Here's the citation: The project’s creative use of multiple out-of-the-box approaches, including layering in Facebook Live sessions with the rapid and direct responses provided via WhatsApp, showed a commitment to going where people are, rather than expecting them to come to a news source themselves. The Documented team’s outreach determined where the community was, before working to build audience interaction on that platform. And Documented’s dedication to tracking and explaining their success made their work a potential model for other news outlets, as well as ably serving their own community.

Salute to Mukhtar M. Ibrahim (Stabile '17), winner of the Emerging Leader award from the Institute for Nonprofit News.  ...
10/14/2021
Sahan Journal founder Mukhtar Ibrahim wins national news award

Salute to Mukhtar M. Ibrahim (Stabile '17), winner of the Emerging Leader award from the Institute for Nonprofit News. The citation says it all: "Ibrahim is a leader not only for Sahan Journal, one of the truly bright lights in journalism to emerge in recent times. He also has created an opportunity, through Sahan Journal, for the future Minnesotan majority to see itself in action in real time. And he’s demonstrated for the rest of the field how to hold fast to the core principles and practices of great journalism, while also publicly articulating his, and Sahan Journals, commitment to service and change.

The Institute for Nonprofit News announced winners Wednesday in the organization’s first awards contest. INN honored Muklhtar Ibrahim for his work creating an innovative, sustainable news operation dedicated to equity and community. Sahan Journal was a finalist in three of the contest’s nine cat...

Ian Hodgson (Stabile '20) reports on how Tampa police sent notices to landlords on arrests and encounters with their ten...
09/16/2021
Tampa police called for hundreds to be evicted. Entire families lost their homes.

Ian Hodgson (Stabile '20) reports on how Tampa police sent notices to landlords on arrests and encounters with their tenants. These notices put families at risk of eviction even when charges, mostly misdemeanors, were later dropped.

Officers sent notices to landlords detailing arrests and encounters with their tenants that put families at risk of eviction even when charges were later dropped.

Scooty Nickerson (Stabile '20) was part of the team that reported this story on heat-related deaths in construction, tra...
09/13/2021
Texas Workers Are Dying In The Summer Heat, And Companies Aren’t Being Held Accountable

Scooty Nickerson (Stabile '20) was part of the team that reported this story on heat-related deaths in construction, trash collection, mining oil and other industries in Texas. This story is part of a series on Hidden Epidemics, illnesses and deaths that result from a warming climate.

Without a legal standard setting out what must be done to prevent heat deaths, workplace regulators have a hard time making violations stick.

Ten years ago, a group of students from the Stabile Class of 2010 published an investigation of how the Education Depart...
09/02/2021
The Education Department Will Forgive $5.8 Billion in Student Loans for Disabled Borrowers

Ten years ago, a group of students from the Stabile Class of 2010 published an investigation of how the Education Department was keeping borrowers who became disabled buried in student debt they couldn't repay. After many years, the US is forgiving $5.8 billion in debt owed by these borrowers. Kudos to Sasha, Cezary Podkul & Jeanette Neumann!

A troubled Education Department program left many disabled borrowers unable to escape crushing debt. A decade after ProPublica exposed the issue, the US has taken a major step to address the program’s defects.

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Catalina Lobo-Guerrero ('09 M.S. Stabile) has published "Los Restos de la Revolución" ("The Remnants of the Revolution"), a book about Venezuela and the painful transition from Chavez to Maduro. In this book, Lobo-Guerrero "seeks to understand rather than to judge a complex process, which she goes through as a person. As an investigative chronicle, and with sensitive and careful prose, she recounts the painful transition from Chávez to Maduro, spun by the voices of those who, regardless of their ideologies, suffer the consequences of this political struggle. Together with them, she invites us to explore the bowels of what was her home for almost four years, and to remember the forgotten history of the country; to get rid of prejudices and platitudes, and to draw our own conclusions." Learn more about the book at https://logannonfiction.org/projects/los-restos-de-la-revolucion/ and join Lobo-Guerrero on April 28th for a talk via Penguin Colombia.
"Struggling to Breathe in The Bronx," a new podcast episode produced by Ese Olumhense ('16 M.S. Stabile) and Anjali Tsui ('16 M.S. Stabile) for Northern California Public Media's "Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast," premieres today in celebration of Earth Day. A co-production with THE CITY NY and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, the podcast is based on Olumhemse's story about a Bronx family who lost an elder to COVID-19. In that story, she identified clusters of COVID-19 deaths in hard-hit Bronx neighborhoods along the Cross Bronx Expressway, a major highway that runs across the borough. In the radio adaptation, Olumhense and Tsui show that other New York City neighborhoods near highways recorded elevated death rates from the coronavirus, including Manhattan’s Chinatown and Washington Heights, as well as parts of Queens and Brooklyn near the Long Island Expressway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. "Struggling to Breathe in The Bronx" was produced with a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and support from Mensch Media. Listen on NPR One, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.
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This little known island is New York City's forgotten burial ground –– and where many Covid-19 victims will be buried. This story was produced in collaboration with THE CITY NY and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.
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