The nation has committed billions of dollars to improving homeland security since 2001, including large sums awarded to states in preparedness grants. In this CIR web exclusive map, reporter G.W. Schulz reports how authorities in each state have managed, or mismanaged, anti-terrorism funds from the federal government. Click on each state to learn more, and […]
Independent Multimedia Producer
Carrie Ching is an award-winning, independent multimedia journalist and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For six years, she led digital storytelling projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting as senior multimedia producer. Her multimedia reports have been featured by NPR.org, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Grist, Time.com, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, KQED, PBS NewsHour, Salon.com, Mother Jones, Public Radio International, Poynter, Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. Her specialty is crafting digital narratives and exploring ways to use video, audio, photography, animation and interactive graphics to push the boundaries of storytelling on the Web, tablets and mobile. Her work has been honored with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Best of the West, the Online News Association, Scripps Howard, The Gracies, and was part of the entry in a Pulitzer-finalist project. Prior to her time at CIR she was a magazine and book editor, video journalist, newspaper reporter and TV comedy scriptwriter. She was on the 2010 Eddie Adams Workshop faculty as a multimedia producer working with MediaStorm to teach digital storytelling techniques to photojournalists. She completed a master’s degree in journalism at UC Berkeley in 2005.
Confidential Informants in Limbo
After confidential informant Ernesto Gamboa helped federal prosecutors secure nearly 100 convictions, ICE moved to deport him. In this episode of “The Investigators,” CIR reporter Andrew Becker describes the predicament that some foreigners face while working for the U.S. government. Part 1: Confidential Informants in Limbo Part 2: The Case of Ernesto Gamboa
Going Undercover with a Confidential Informant
Retired narcotics agent Tom Padukiewicz worked undercover with confidential informant Ernesto Gamboa for thirteen years—busting drug dealers across Washington State. In separate interviews with the Center for Investigative Reporting, the two describe a meth deal that almost went wrong. Informant by CIR
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California’s Top Greenhouse Gas Polluters
The top 100 carbon dioxide-producing facilities in California generated 101,890,944 metric tons of CO2 in 2007, according to data recently released by the California Air Resources Board. We¹ve mapped that data to show where the 100 largest polluters are located. Power plants and oil refineries appear to be the largest culprits. DISCLAIMER FROM AIR RESOURCES BOARD: This […]
On the ground in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley
On iWitness: Journalist Elizabeth Rubin describes the realities for soldiers in Afghanistan.
World leaders prepare for climate change talks in Copenhagen; fossil fuel industry prepares multinational backlash
Reporters from eight countries investigate global campaign to influence treaty talks.
Investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell breaking ground in Civil Rights-era cold cases
Mitchell: “You feel good when things in the dark get exposed … and justice is done.”
Ken Light captures the San Joaquin Valley
A Newsweek photo essay explores California’s “economic ground zero.”
Beware the wrath of investigative bloggers
A “ragged band of science bloggers” takes on the British Chiropractic Association.
Five websites for digging up source documents
Court documents, corporate memos, police reports and mugshots archived online.