Our Journalists’ Work

The journalism that corps members produce includes news,  investigative, enterprise and feature stories and photography, for newspapers, radio, TV and digital-only newsrooms.

News Stories

Bronx fire survivors say the city is not doing enough

Amir Khafagy | Documented NY

After a fire in a Bronx apartment building killed 17 people, community members rallied and raised $2.5 million.  Corps member Amir Khafagy found that New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams, only distributed $265,500 to families staying in hotels throughout the city. A week after Khafagy’s story, Adams announced that he was donating $3 million to survivors.


Tucson votes unanimously to ban ‘source of income’ discrimination

Bennito L. Kelty | Tucson Sentinel

Tucson is barring landlords from denying housing applicants because of their source of income, protecting people who can’t afford rising rents without housing vouchers or government assistance. The City Council voted unanimously to pass the ban on “source of income” discrimination in September 2022.

Moose Pass community rallies to change course of highway rehabilitation project

Riley Board | KDLL

Community members in Moose Pass, Alaska, worried that an Alaska Department of Transportation plan to resurface the Seward Highway would cause irreparable damage to their town and without much, if any, community input. Shortly after Board’s story, the DOT delayed its project to meet with Moose Pass residents and hear their concerns.

Santa Ana renters get a few more months of eviction protections

Brandon Pho | Voice of OC

After Voice of OC reported that landlords had ramped up harassment on renters — many of whom were undocumented, an executive order signed by City Manager Kristine Ridge extended a citywide order banning landlords from serving their tenants with eviction notices. 

Groups monitor toxic algae in the absence of state testing

Eva Tesfaye | KCUR

Blue-green algae appears in lakes all over the Midwest during the summers and can make both people and animals ill. Few states have routine testing programs to check for the toxic algae, but some local and volunteer groups are stepping in to fill that gap.

The high cost of poor

Samantha Hogan | Maine Monitor

Corps member Samantha Hogan revealed potential over-billing by lawyers defending Maine’s poor—including continual 80-hour weeks for some. Her investigation sparked multiple state investigations.