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The 14 students in Prof. Joanne Faryon's Spring 2020 Cross-Platform Investigative Journalism course produced this investigative podcast on forgotten news stories from 1990s NYC.

Shoe Leather Podcast
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For the Spring 2019 Gender and Migration course, Andrea Salcedo, '19 M.S. Stabile, Cristina Baussan, '19 M.S., and Theodora Yu, '19 M.S., reported on young immigrants affected by the Trump administration's change to the age limit for SIJS, or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

WIRED: Americans Identified by Twitter as Russian Bots

As part of Susan McGregor's Investigative Techniques course, students in the M.S. Data and Dual M.S. concentrations wrote about Americans banned from Twitter after their accounts were flagged as bots tied to Russia's Internet Research Agency. Their story was published in the July 2018 edition of WIRED.

Bianca Fortis, '19 Stabile M.S.

Bianca Fortis, '19 M.S. Stabile, writes for Citylimits.org about the state's requirement that the city pump oxygen into the Newtown Creek, a superfund site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to help maintain aquatic life. Critics think the aeration systems installed in the creek may be concerning for public health, because the action pumps bacteria into the air.

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Mukhtar Ibrahim, ’17 M.S. Stabile, traveled to Kenya to look into how the U.S. government has spent millions of dollars on a controversial counterterrorism program there. He found that the program may have endangered the lives of the people it was supposed to help. His story was published by Buzzfeed.

 

LynNell Hancock’s Reporting class investigated life in buildings owned by the man crowned New York City's worst landlord. Students visited buildings, interviewed tenants and gathered public records. They found collapsing ceilings, illegally subdivided apartments, lead exposure and more.