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Making a Killing in Michigan Av. clinics
Pamela Zekman
Pamela Warrick
This first article in "The Abortion Profiteers" series, outlines the scope and method of the investigation into four Chicago-based abortion clinics by the Sun-Times and the Better Government Association.
Reporter 'Does Time' at Bakersfield, Again Finds Bad Food, Overcrowding
Pierre Salinger
In the sixth installment to the California Jails Expose series, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger describes his first day and night at the second jail he gained access to: Kern County Jail at Bakersfield.
Pierre Salinger
In the fifth installment to the California Jails Expose series, Salinger describes instances of extortion that are commonplace in California's County jails.
Pierre Salinger
In the fourth installment to the California Jails Expose series, Salinger profiles Al, a young inmate he meets at San Joaquin County jail.
Reporter Tells How Cellmate Blew His Top
Pierre Salinger
In the third installment to the California Jails Expose series, Pierre Salinger describes a fight he witnesses while at San Joaquin County Jail.
A Reporter's Inside Story
Pierre Salinger
In his second article in his series for the Chronicle, Salinger reports on his first night spent in jail as he awaits his trial.
Exclusive: Inside California's Jails. Brutality ... Crowded Cells. Chronicle Reporter Does Time: Shocking Account
Pierre Salinger
J.D. Salinger's first article for the San Francisco Chronicle about his time spent undercover in 2 California jails.
Henry S. Olcott
A retrospective look at the hanging of John Brown by the Northern reporter who covered it, Henry S. Olcott. In this essay, he discusses the role of the hanging as a catalyst for the Civil War that ensued just two years later.
Tribune Task Force
A note about the members of Chicago Tribune's Investigative Task Force and their methods while researching the conditions and administration of Chicago-area nursing homes.
Some Elderly Prefer Death, Reporters Find
Tribune Task Force
The first article in the Chicago Tribune's investigation into Chicago area nursing homes. It was the first project undertaken by their successful "Investigative Task force." Reporters took jobs in nursing homes so they could get a firsthand look at what was happening in these "warehouses" for the elderly.
William Sherman
The first article of a Pulitzer-prize-winning series exposing medicaid fraud by New York Daily News reporter William Sherman, who posed as a patient with a cold looking to see a doctor. He saw several.
Ghana's Anas Aremayew Anas on Undercover Journalism
Michael Haddon
Anas Aremeyaw Anas talks at the Centre for Investigative Journalism about his undercover reports — the "unorthodox" techniques he's used and the results they have produced.
Josiah Flynt
Here, Flynt talks about the large number of adolescent boys that adopt tramp-life.
Josiah Flynt
Flynt writes about the "railroad life" led by tramps and robbers. He points out that this is a uniquely American phenomenon, and nowhere in Europe has he witnessed such a close relationship between vagrancy and railroads.
A Specialist in the Evolution of the Tramp
Josiah Flynt
Josiah Flynt analyzes a certain strata of hobo society that is called "Gay Cats," which he describes as young men who although they know certain trades, choose to find only sporadic jobs or none at all. Flynt considers these precursors to the homeless tramp or vagabond that he discusses in the majority of his writings.
Their Wails of Woe Must Often Be Veritable Works of Arts
Josiah Flynt
In this special report to the Los Angeles Times, Flynt reveals different strategies tramps employ while begging for food and shelter.
Josiah Flynt
This article by Flynt concentrates on a tramp's primary means of transportation: the railroads. Flynt gives an account of a conversation he had with a railroad executive about the tramp problem. He also goes into detail about the centrality of rail-riding in a tramp's day-to-day life.
Conclusions from Personal Experience as an Amateur Tramp
Josiah Flynt
Half literary and half sociological, in this article Flynt describes the different ways in which men and boys enter into the tramping lifestyle. Flynt identifies jails and reform schools as common recruiting grounds for tramps.
Josiah Flynt
Although based on Flynt's actual experiences, this piece was published in Harper's as fiction. It tells the story of Cigarette (Flynt's tramp name) who runs into an old and dying friend in San Francisco, who asks him for one last favor: to bring his boy Jamie back East.
Josiah Flynt
Flynt writes about the hierarchy and structure within the homeless or "tramp" community in the late nineteenth century. In this article, he gives detailed accounts of what he calls "clubs" or groups of homeless, from different parts of the country, and how they interact.
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