Posted inFuture of Warfare

The US nuclear arsenal is becoming more destructive and possibly more risky

A sophisticated electronic sensor buried in hardened metal shells at the tip of a growing number of America’s ballistic missiles reflects a significant achievement in weapons engineering that experts say could help pave the way for reductions in the size of the country’s nuclear arsenal but also might create new security perils. This story also […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

FOIA and fact checking: Essential to investigative reporting

The Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest nonprofit news organizations in the country, and Research Editor Peter Newbatt Smith is its longest-serving employee. He’s at the center of two critical aspects of Public Integrity’s investigative journalism — overseeing the newsroom’s rigorous fact checking process, and pressing government agencies to comply with the […]

Posted inInequality

Officials announce new mortgage discrimination enforcement

This story was reported by The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom investigating the effects of technology on society. Citing a recent investigation by The Markup as evidence of a nationwide problem, the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other agencies announced a new initiative Friday to combat discriminatory mortgage lending practices. At the […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

Public Integrity joins argument in free press court case

The Center for Public Integrity has joined Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and three other nonprofit news organizations in submitting a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a press freedom case.  In the case of CoreCivic Inc., v. Candide Group LLC, the brief argues for affirming […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

An investigative reporter’s duty to confront ‘inconvenient truths’

Racial, gender and economic disparities in education is a key focus of the Center for Public Integrity’s investigative journalism about the causes and effects of inequality in the U.S. Senior Reporter Corey Mitchell brings more than a decade of experience to the education beat.  Prior to joining Public Integrity, Mitchell was associate editor and a […]

Posted inWatchdog newsletter

Underreporting undermines accountability about police and schools

Public Integrity’s recent report, “When schools call police on kids,” showed that nearly 230,000 students were referred to law enforcement across the country during the 2017-18 school year and more than 50,000 were arrested.  But our reporting also revealed something else: the numbers likely were far worse.  Some of the nation’s largest school districts had […]

Posted inCheated at Work

El robo de salarios es peor en industrias con muchos inmigrantes

This story also appeared in Associated Press and Univision Audelia Molina, una inmigrante mexicana, ganaba 10 centavos por cada prenda que cortaba en una fábrica de Los Ángeles, la capital estadounidense del ensamblaje de ropa. Su salario era tan miserable que empezó a trabajar 11 horas por día para incrementar su producción. Cuando pidió un […]