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By the Numbers: America's Growing For-Profit Detention Industry

Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

By Suevon Lee, ProPublica.The growth of the private detention industry has long been a subject of scrutiny. A recent eight-part series in the New Orle...

Robin Hood in Reverse in US: Seven Examples

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Bill Quigley

The rich have been getting richer and the poor and middle have been getting poorer in the US recently. Here are seven examples that show how the US is going through Robin Hood in Reverse.

NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

The 2010 Newsroom: Lean and Techy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newsrooms should be converged, integrated, flexible, lean and techy, to survive in today's fast-changing media landscape, but news organizations shoul...

Rattling a Fair Elections Foe

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Thanks to my work last year on the Huffington Post's citizen journalism unit, I stumped an opponent of Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act (CFEA).

Fracking Proves Dangerous In Pennsylvania Case

David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ProPublica Monday reported environmental officials were scrambling to clean up 8,000 gallons of a "potential carcinogen" manufactured by Halliburton a...

HuffPost's Investigative Fund: New Slice of a New News Pie

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

This is where foundation and public support will enter into the new ecosystem of journalism: not by taking over newspapers but by funding investigations and other slices of a new journalistic pie.