For her master's project, Francesca Regalado, '18 M.S. Stabile, looked into working conditions in the Phillippines-based call centers that service Amazon customers in the U.S. Her investigation, published on Vox, found a poorly regulated industry where employees sometimes work 24-hour shifts and face hazardous working conditions.
For her master's project, Tess Riski, '19 M.S. Stabile, investigated Nurx, an online app that allows women to order birth control pills. After connecting with two Times reporters also looking into the company, her story on the risks of using the “Uber of birth control” was published in The New York Times.
For his master's project, Darkhan Omirbek, '19 M.S., profiled a 102-year-old Kazakh woman living in Virginia after fleeing her homeland during the Soviet collectivization project in the 1920s and then fleeing Soviet power again after the Soviet Union's military intervention in Afghanistan in 1979.
For Dale Maharidge's Fall '18 Reporting course, Calab Galaraga, '19 M.S., reported on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the refugee-focused global Jewish nonprofit that the Pittsburgh synagogue gunman discussed on social media shortly before his deadly attack. The piece was published in The Times of Israel.
As part of the Fall 2018 Reporting class, Chaewon Chung, '19 M.S., wrote about the K-pop industry and the Korean government’s efforts to monetize on its international popularity despite critics who accuse its stars of misogyny. The piece was published in Korea Exposé.BTS: Generational Icons or Misogynists?
Theodora Yu, '19 M.S., reports on the Flushing, N.Y. matchmaker known as "Madame Lee" whose once-vibrant matchmaking business is plummeting under increasingly strict U.S. immigration policies.A Chinatown Matchmaker. An Immigration Crackdown. Who Decides What Love is?
For Prof. Sally Hership's Radio Workshop, Ali Swenson, '19 M.S., reported bill introduced in the New York State Capitol that would split the state in three.Do Upstate & Brexit Share Similar Separatist Forces? One Bill in Albany Says 'Yes'
Wufei Yu, '19 M.S., reported on the struggles of Nepali immigrants facing deportation after the Trump administration announced an end to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalis this summer as an assignment for professor Dale Maharidge's Reporting class. The article was published in the Kathmandu Post, one of the largest English language papers in Nepal.