Imagine you’re a pot reporter. Pot as in weed, marijuana, bud. What could possibly go wrong when you cover a drug that is legally contentious but widely tolerated? CIR reporter Michael Montgomery finds out the hard way.
The following story is based on a series of interviews with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden. To protect his identity, we are not using his real voice. Reported by Phil Bronstein of the Center for Investigative Reporting in cooperation with Esquire
A young developmentally disabled woman just wanted to be left alone. What happened next shattered a family.
With the steady rise of prescription drug abuse across the state, young pill addicts are succumbing in increasing numbers to another vice: heroin. For young people who otherwise might have been turned off by the needles and track marks associated with intravenous drug use, switching from abusing pills perceived as “clean” and “safe” to snorting […]
Americans love hamburgers – we each eat an average of three a week. But what are the hidden costs? It turns out that livestock create about as much greenhouse gas pollution as cars, planes and other forms of transport. They also take a heavy environmental toll on land and water worldwide. How can we reduce our impact? […]
After 9/11, the government began encouraging local police, private security and everyday Americans to report so-called “suspicious activity” that may indicate a security threat. More than 15,000 reports are already compiled in one database that can be searched nationwide by law enforcement authorities. Taking photos of landmarks, walking “nervously” and writing in a notebook are […]
What’s the price of gasoline? In the U.S. it’s about $4 a gallon. But some experts say the true price of gas is much higher. What about the costs of pollution, and the global and local problems caused by it? Who pays for those? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the […]
Report finds asbestos industry mimicked tobacco: create doubt, contest litigation, delay regulation.
In the shadows of the World Cup stadium in Johannesburg, correspondent Christopher Werth visits innercity neighborhoods where the challenges to provide decent housing for hundreds of thousands of South Africans are coming sharply into focus. Werth’s reporting was supported in part by a grant from CIR’s Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund. + Watch part one […]
As soccer stars and fans converge in South Africa for the World Cup, Christopher Werth travels into the Cape Town slums to investigate reports that people are being displaced to make way for the games. Werth’s reporting was supported in part by a grant from CIR’s Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund. + Watch part two […]