A three part series which will explore the research and publication of a piece of investigative journalism—providing a master class on what goes into a Pulitzer-winning investigative project.
The Anatomy of Change: NYPD's Surveillance of Muslim Communities
After the 9/11 attacks, the NYPD became one of America's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies. In 2011, Matt Apuzzo led an Associated Press investigation that revealed how the NYPD deployed undercover officers into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, among other operations ultimately ruled illegal. "The Anatomy of Change: The NYPD's Muslim Surveillance Program'" explored the process and impact of this investigation as well as what this masterfully executed project tells us about NYC today. The conversation featured Matt Apuzzo; one of his former editors, Michael Oreskes; and Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, Linda Sarsour. Critically acclaimed author Moustafa Bayoumi moderated.
The Anatomy of Change: Journalism and Justice
Featuring Michael Moss, whose Pulitzer-winning 2009 project on food safety revealed defects in local and federal regulation. Moss is the author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, and the forthcoming Hooked: Food and Free Will, for Random House. Michael Moss speaks with Peter Kim, Executive Director of the Museum of Food and Drink, and Sam Fromartz, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Environment Reporting Network.
The Anatomy of Change: Cliff Levy's Broken Homes
At its best, journalism excels in telling the stories of the voiceless, in demanding justice for the victimized. Cliff Levy's Pulitzer Prize-winning series "Broken Homes" (New York Times) exemplifies these qualities. Over the course of six stories in 2002, Levy provided a brilliant, vivid exploration of New York State's negligent oversight of homes for the mentally ill and unstable, revealing tales of abuse and neglect that are harrowing.