Homeland Secrets


Publication Date: February 24, 2020


José-Ignacio Castañeda Perez, Alexandra Edelmann, Joel Farias Godinez, Derek Hall, Nicole Ludden, Maia Ordoñez, Devan Sauer, Mackenzie Shuman


Shootings by federal law enforcement don’t get the same scrutiny as those by local police departments, and experts say that’s by design. The Howard Center investigated a Phoenix shooting by agents of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, as well as other HSI shootings nationwide. The package includes a narrative story and 11-minute documentary. Nearly 60 professional news outlets nationwide published some part of this project.


1st Place
Large Student category
IRE Awards

1st Place
Best University Investigation
EPPY Awards

Student Online In-Depth Reporting
Society of Professional Journalists Regional Awards

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