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Logan Jaffe

Engagement Reporter

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Logan Jaffe is the engagement reporter for ProPublica Illinois. She comes to ProPublica by way of The New York Times and Chicago Public Media (WBEZ). She was the multimedia producer for WBEZ's Curious City, a journalism project fueled by audience questions about Chicago, and previously an embedded mediamaker with The New York Times' Race/Related newsletter in collaboration with the documentary showcase POV, in which she reported and produced an audience-driven project confronting the pervasiveness of racism through everyday objects. She was also a producer with The NYTimes' Daily 360 project. In Chicago, she was a recipient of Chicago Filmmakers' Digital Media Production Fund for "Battle Flag," an interactive documentary which questions the meaning of the Confederate battle flag in America.

Tall or Short. Long Hair, No Hair. Easy Smile, Baleful Glare.

Journalists often describe what people in our stories look like. Do those descriptions help readers? Or do they reveal our biases?

Zero Tolerance: Inside the Secretive Network of Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois

Here is all of ProPublica Illinois’ local reporting on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

Chicago in a Single Tweet, and News From Elections Around the State

Illinois has among the most racially diverse set of political leaders in the country.

When Illinois Laws Meet Real People

We want to know how video gambling, vehicle sticker tickets and more affect your life.

Do You Know Someone Struggling With Video Gambling? ​Help Us Understand Video Slot and Poker Addiction in Illinois.

More than 30,000 video gambling machines are scattered across Illinois, and gambling addiction appears to be on the rise.

What Engagement Reporting Does — and Doesn’t — Mean at ProPublica

So you’ve filled out a questionnaire, signed up for an investigation or talked with one of our engagement reporters. Here’s what to expect from this kind of journalism.

What We Learned From Letting a Mother and Her Son Tell Their Own Story

We were moved by their words and honesty. We hope you are, too.

“We Will Keep on Fighting for Him.”

After her 10-year-old was accepted into a clinical drug trial for bipolar disorder, a mother chronicled her family’s experiences. Here is their journey, in their own words.

Illinoisans on Illinois: Tips and Tales From Around the State

We told you we were getting out of Chicago. You told us where to look.

Southbound on the Amtrak Saluki, and Getting to Know Illinois

The best way for a Chicago reporter to learn about the rest of the state is to go there. Often.

All the Ways You Can Help Our Reporting Right Now

We’ve got a lot of stories in the works. Here are the questions we’re putting to you.

Understand “Variety.” Listen to Young People. Pay Attention to Changing Community Reputations.

Here’s what we learned from our theater-journalism workshops in Rock Island and Toulon.

About That Hate Crime at a Western Illinois Cemetery

We’ve been tracking Illinois hate crimes as part of our Documenting Hate project. We want to know if this one will be reported to the FBI.

Those Questions You’ve Been Asking About Journalism? We Ask Them, Too.

A recap of your questions — and answers from our newsroom — about how journalists do their jobs. P.S. Keep sending them.

Six Things We’ve Learned in Six Months

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Bringing Theater and Investigative Reporters to You

Here are the places ProPublica Illinois and Free Street Theater will be visiting. Will we see you there?

Watchdogging a Nonprofit Watchdog

How we identified the funders behind Project Six, and how you can dig into nonprofits, too.

Help Us Figure Out Where in Illinois to Take Our Theater-Journalism Project

ProPublica Illinois and Free Street Theater are gearing up for a new project about the news and information that impacts Illinoisans. Where should we go? What issues should we address? And will you host us?

How Does Journalism Work? Ask Us Questions. We Can Explain.

At ProPublica Illinois, we strive to be transparent about how our journalism gets done. But we can’t predict what you will find useful about it. So, tell us.

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