Local Accountability Reporting

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It’s an ever-growing list, but let’s start with housing, education, immigration, justice, health, climate, transportation and elections. And if there’s something you think we should be offering, tell us!

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Student and Alumni Work

Here’s a sampling of work by our students and alums:

  • Roxanna Asgarian, ‘11, published the critically acclaimed 2023 book,“We Were Once a Family,” her investigation into a tragedy of foster youth that unraveled a decade-long nightmare of alleged abuse and malnourishment that ended in murder.
  • Claudia Irizarry Aponte, ‘18, co-authored an award-winning series for THE CITY about the challenges faced by New York’s Deliveristas. Her stories  led to reforms aimed at improving the conditions facing the largely immigrant app-based food delivery workforce.
  • Connecticut Public’s The Accountability Project, while led by Walter Smith-Randolph, ’10, earned a national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2023 for its contribution to continuing coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre.
  • A series of stories the Seattle Times’ Mike Reicher, 09, co-published with Propublica, exposing how a private special education school allegedly abused students, helped spur a crackdown by Washington officials.
  • Ann Marie Awad, ’13, hosted the “On Something,” the award-winning Colorado Public Radio podcast exploring the political, legal and cultural effects of cannabis legalization.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Local Accountability Reporting program? If so, please contact us.

Jere Hester
Acting Director of the Local Accountability Reporting Program