Female veterans are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the U.S.
News Engagement Specialist
Kelly Chen is a news engagement specialist at The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages the day-to-day social media strategies and online engagement for CIR. In addition, she works to break down complex issues and ideas and create content for CIR's online communities. Kelly also works to increase engagement on cironline.org and on other online platforms. Previously, she produced discussion segments for PBS NewsHour and oversaw social media and engagement efforts for the American Graduate project, a public media initiative on the high school dropout crisis. She's also worked at Southern California Public Radio and National Geographic TV. A native of Los Angeles, she studied international relations and English at UC Davis.
4 ways to protect yourself when giving to an unknown charity
It’s been one year since our investigation into America’s Worst Charities, and since that time, a lot has happened.
See who’s being hurt by America’s growing prescription drug addiction
Deaths that involve prescription drugs are headline news when it affects celebrities. But opiate and prescription drug abuse are on the rise in communities across America.
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7 mass surveillance tools your local police might be using
If you’ve been concerning yourself with the Heartbleed bug and the National Security Agency, you might as well have these seven items on your radar, too.
Should law enforcement tell the public about new surveillance tech?
Unlike individual searches and seizures, there isn’t much regulation on how police should inform the public of their use of mass surveillance tactics.
Solitary confinement pushes adults to the brink. But what about teens?
While PBS FRONTLINE’s latest documentary focuses on adult inmates held in isolation, our recent investigation exposes the toll it takes on juveniles.
Documentary shows how tradition, law deny rights to Afghan women
CIR speaks with Zohreh Soleimani, whose new documentary “To Kill a Sparrow” shares the story of an Afghan woman jailed for the moral crime of leaving a forced marriage to be with the man she loves.
Ahead of Super Bowl, Seahawks linked to America’s worst charity
The worst charity in America is capturing some of the Super Bowl excitement. Kids Wish Network has announced that it had partnered with the Seattle Seahawks to grant the wish of a child living with cystic fibrosis.
CIR staff picks: Our favorite investigative reporting of 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, CIR is taking a moment to recognize some of the best investigative reporting done in this year by other journalism organizations.
A year in review at CIR
It’s been a big year for us at The Center for Investigative Reporting. As the year comes to a close, we reflect on some highlights of our reporting and the changes it has initiated.