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Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers
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Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth of the U.S. population, temporary workers are hurt at rates as high as six times […]

Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners
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Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners

Reuters investigative reporter Megan Twohey traveled across the country and delved into some of the darkest parts of the Internet to explore a horrifying and rarely seen sector of the world. “I talked to one woman in Wisconsin who had determined that she could not care for her 10-year-old adopted son and posted an ad […]

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Announcing the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award Winners

ProPublica, Reuters and The Huffington Post won gold, silver and bronze awards, respectively, in the eighth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced Friday. Named for the renowned investigative team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, whose numerous awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, […]

Louise Story Barlett & Steele 2013 panel
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Barlett and Steele Award winners share tips on reporting investigative stories.

After tireless months of mining through documents and compiling databases, the winners of the 2013 Barlett & Steele Awards picked up a few reporting and organization tricks along the way. Tampa Bay Times reporter Kris Hundley and the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Kendall Taggart won gold for their joint series “America’s Worst Charities.” For a […]

VIDEO: Barlett & Steele Awards 2013
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VIDEO: Barlett & Steele Awards 2013

2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY DID IT: GOLD: ‘America’s Worst Charities’ SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ BRONZE: ‘Inside Game’ 5 TIPS FROM EACH TEAM | PHOTOS | VIDEO | A Tampa Bay Times/Center for Investigative Reporting joint project, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal […]

PHOTOS:  Barlett & Steele Awards 2013
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PHOTOS: Barlett & Steele Awards 2013

2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY DID IT: GOLD: ‘America’s Worst Charities’ SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ BRONZE: ‘Inside Game’ 5 TIPS FROM EACH TEAM | PHOTOS | VIDEO | A Tampa Bay Times/Center for Investigative Reporting joint project, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal […]

Top 5 tips from 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners
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Top 5 tips from 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners

We asked the winners of the 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners to share how they came up with their stories and what it took to keep digging. Here are the Top 5 tips from each of the top award winners.    Barlett & Steele Gold Award Winners “America’s Worst Charities” by Kris Hundley and […]

SILVER: 'United States of Subsidies' began with Fresh Direct and curiosity
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SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ began with Fresh Direct and curiosity

  Barlett & Steele Silver Award Winner “The United States of Subsidies” By Louise Story The New York Times It seemed like a simple question: how much money do cities and states spend on business incentives in the name of job creation? 2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY […]

GOLD: How we reported on 'America's Worst Charities'
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GOLD: How we reported on ‘America’s Worst Charities’

Barlett & Steele Gold Award Winners “America’s Worst Charities” by Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting How would you identify the worst charities among the roughly 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States? To answer that question, the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative […]