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BINJ INVESTIGATIVE FEATURES

Though the mission of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism has come to encompass coverage of everything from community arts to municipal meetings, along with other areas that receive less and less attention from the remaining news outlets in this region, BINJ continues to pursue challenging features, reporting projects, and investigations into topics that have slipped under the radar and warrant a deeper look. Below are links to BINJ’s major investigative feature articles. 

The archives of BINJ investigative features prior to September 2023 can be found on the BINJ website.

JACK GORSLINE

PSYCHEDELIC STANDOFF

One side is behind the ballot initiative to regulate access to psychedelics. The other side has been advocating and organizing grassroots efforts across New England.

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JEAN TROUNSTINE

A “NEW HOPE”

What the Mattis decision means for parole in Massachusetts—unprecedented opportunities for release from life sentences, updated trainings for attorneys, and a big shift in the

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DAN ATKINSON

FARE GAME

After years of delays, the MBTA is finally about to roll out a new fare-collection apparatus. Will it only lead to more problems for the

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DAN ATKINSON & JEAN TROUNSTINE

PROFITS OVER PRISONERS?

While Massachusetts seeks a contractor to provide healthcare services for people in state prisons, advocates are pushing for stronger oversight of private operators as incarcerated

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NATE HOMAN

DIAMONDS & GUNS

The untold story of Charles Taylor’s time in the Bay State, the crimes he committed, and the prison he escaped from before ransacking Liberia and

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DAN ATKINSON

THE MBTA’S REVOLVING DOOR

The MBTA pays former T workers millions to fix longstanding problems, but transit advocates say inside hiring isn’t getting riders or the system where they

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JEAN TROUNSTINE

SECOND LOOK

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering legislation that would reexamine harsh and mandatory prison sentences. The policy, which follows national trends, could have a significant impact on

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