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Should Media Employees Give to Campaigns?

Podcast: Journalist Dave Levinthal analyzed how many journalists, reporters and editors gave to a 2016 presidential campaign. Of the small percentage that did, most gave to Hillary Clinton.

Codes of Silence and Journalism’s Obligations

Podcast: A reporter in Chicago took on the police department’s alleged code of silence on misconduct. He produced a memorable story and poses some provocative questions to go with it.

How Trump Allegedly Ensured His Golf-Course Employees Were ‘Pretty Enough’

Podcast: How a Los Angeles Times reporter documented complaints of sexism from Donald Trump’s golf-course employees.

How the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic Is Morphing — and Growing

Podcast: Journalist David Armstrong has been tracking the rise of heroin and fentanyl and the human toll, as well as how drug companies marketed their narcotics years ago.

Uncovering Texas’ Strategy to Slash Much-Needed Special Education Services

Podcast: The Houston Chronicle found that Texas quietly pushed school districts to pare the number of students receiving special education services. The move saved billions of dollars but deprived tens of thousands of students of needed help.

The Hidden Toll of Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Podcast: Tens of thousands of Americans die every year because of infections they pick up in hospitals, but the medical community is barely keeping track.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Charity Claims

Podcast: Donald Trump says he has personally donated millions to charity in recent years. Rather than debunking his claims, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold set out to prove them true – and still hasn’t been able to.

Inside an International Court of Money and Mystery

Podcast: BuzzFeed’s Chris Hamby tells us how he dug into the murky world of global dispute resolution court.

Hacking the American College Application Process

Podcast: How a team of reporters uncovered a culture of cheating among East Asian college prep companies

Uncovering a $1 Billion Deal to Detain Unauthorized Immigrants

Podcast: Chico Harlan discusses his investigation into private immigrant detention centers.

When USA Gymnastics Turned a Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse

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