Since its founding in 2016, the FIRE program has provided custom reporting services to 150 reporters on a range of stories, including winners of three major awards and finalists for four more.
A few latest releases below—followed by prior stories.
Gretchen Rachel Hammond (Editorial Consultancy)
Produced a five-part series on corrupt guardianship laws in Michigan, in 2019, which was a finalist in the 2020 Chicago Society of Professional Journalists (Lisagor) awards.
Natasha Haverty (Editorial Consultancy)
Created a podcast on prison gerrymandering, the practice of incorrectly counting inmates in the census for political gain, for Reveal in 2020.
Karen Landman (Editorial Consultancy)
Delivered an October, 2020 story on the creation of Georgia's faulty COVID-19 dashboard and its consequences, for Atlanta magazine.
Scott Morris (Editorial Consultancy)
Released a series, published by ProPublica in June 2020, on California businesses that profit from negligent disposal of toxic waste.