Journalism

Journalism

The AP takes top investigative prize


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Investigative Reporters & Editors on Thursday announced winners of the annual IRE awards. The top prize went to an amazing project called “Seafood from Slaves” by the Associated Press. The judges wrote: This piece excelled in nearly every way an investigative story can. AP reporters discovered an island home to thousands of enslaved laborers at

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Journalism, Portfolio

No more ink-stained fingers


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When I went hunting for my first newspaper job, I carried a dark brown leather portfolio. A meager selection of my stories and photos were inside. In those early days, I saved every story I wrote, evidence I really was a full-time staff writer, paid to do something I loved. And if a story was good enough, I cut it

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