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PR Industry Fills Vacuum Left by Shrinking Newsrooms

The shrinking ranks of print and broadcast reporters, along with the advent of the Internet, has handed the PR industry a historic advantage in shaping the news. Even original reporting bears the fingerprints of industry and government spinmeisters.

Dialysis: The Story So Far

Tracking #OpenGov Legislative Efforts

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Wait! That Image Looks Familiar

Our hydraulic fracturing graphic makes an appearance in released documents.

Natural Gas Drilling Debate Heats Up: Read Our Guide

The possible dangers of gas drilling, including the process known as hydraulic fracturing, are drawing more attention from the media as gas drilling expands across the United States. Here’s a quick breakdown of the key issues, drawn from ProPublica’s reporting.

California County Opens Review Into Autopsies by Doctor With Checkered Past

Our investigation describing the troubled career of forensic pathologist Thomas Gill prompts officials in Northern California to re-examine his work in more than two dozen homicide cases.

Autopsy Firm's High Caseloads, Practices Lead to Errors

Forensic Medical Group has become a key cog in Northern California justice system, handling death investigations for more than a dozen counties.

Without Competition, Private Firm Reaps Millions in Autopsy Work

Forensic Medical Group finds an unusual niche in Northern California, building a practice that has little overhead and more than a dozen counties as customers.

Second Chances Underscore Flaws in Death Investigations

Despite a lengthening trail of errors that have spanned more than a decade, Dr. Thomas Gill has continued to do thousands of autopsies and to serve as an expert witness in criminal cases.

Life Tenure for Federal Judges Raises Issues of Senility, Dementia

Issues related to aging and dementia increasingly plague the federal court system, where judges in their 80’s and 90’s are shouldering a larger portion of cases.

The Toppling: How the Media Inflated the Fall of Saddam's Statue in Firdos Square

How saturation media coverage of the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Firdos Square fueled the perception that the war had been won and diverted attention from what in reality was just the start of a long and costly conflict.

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