Nieman Watchdog

Telling Indigenous Stories

By Watchdog June 7, 2017

Cree woman Connie Oakes said she was innocent of the murder of Casey Armstrong. She said it when the police failed to produce fingerprints. She said it when they failed to produce DNA evidence. When the jury in the city … Read more

Fifty Years of FOIA

By Watchdog January 12, 2016

Dave Philipps was well acquainted with the plight of troubled veterans when he heard about a soldier in the El Paso County jail two years ago. As a reporter at The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Philipps had written extensively about … Read more

Killing Journalists with Impunity

By Watchdog October 20, 2015

When the committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched its 2015 Global Impunity Index—a survey of countries with the worst records for solving the murders of journalists—it was no surprise that Mexico, a country with a long track … Read more