Too often, agencies release crime statistics that may not mean anything, says Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ryan Gabrielson. His job is to make sense of the numbers.
With reporting experience at the Sacramento Bee and ProPublica, reporter Christina Jewett investigates the state’s health and welfare issues “story by story, study by study.”
Reporter Corey G. Johnson examines education issues that have far-reaching implications, and he says California Watch allows journalists to dig deeper on those issues.
During his 12 years covering California politics, Bob Salladay saw the number of journalists reporting on Sacramento decline dramatically. Now, as the leader of the California Watch Sacramento bureau and as the primary editor of the California WatchBlog, he guides robust coverage of often-overlooked statewide topics.
In his career, Louis Freedberg reported on the anti-apartheid movement, the Clinton White House and the education system. Now the co-founder of California Watch covers the K-12 and community college systems as a senior reporter.
Agustin Armendariz sifts through rivers of data to find solid nuggets of information for reporting.
Erica Perez went from teaching English at a high school to writing about the education system as an investigative reporter with California Watch.
Police pointed to this video among other things as evidence that political activists were planning to cause major disturbances at the September 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. In affidavits, they said the amateur movie depicted “significant property damage” and “violence toward law enforcement.” Original video produced by the RNC Welcoming Committee. […]
Lawlessness and sectarian violence quickly engulfed Iraq after the fall of Saddam, leaving women especially vulnerable. Correspondent Anna Badkhen and photojournalist Mimi Chakarova visited a secret women’s shelter in Baghdad to meet with rape victims and war widows and document their stories. CIR spoke to the reporters in their hotel room in Baghdad via Skype […]
Interview by Mark Schapiro Produced by Carrie Ching, Joe Rubin, and Andres Cediel ABOUT THE SERIES Welcome to The Investigators, an ongoing web-video series highlighting investigative reporting—as it happens—by journalists around the world. The series features interviews with journalists, who share the stories behind their groundbreaking international investigations into human rights abuses, financial corruption, political […]