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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.

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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CHRIS FARAONE

TRAGEDY STILL LINGERS OVER LAWRENCE

A Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Explosion Time Capsule: Putting the extensive damage done in focus five years after a preventable fatal disaster disrupted northeast Massachusetts

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DAN ATKINSON

IMPUNITY SERVICE

The state’s police oversight commission only publicizes cops who have been punished, but there’s a back door to discovering the dirty details of departments that

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DANA FORSYTHE

ART OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

Major Boston A.I. Art Exhibit Draws Crowds, Concerns, And Future Collaborators
“Rather than perceiving A.I. as a threat, it can be viewed as a

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KENDALL POLIDORI

COORDINATED RESPONSE

Greater Boston bars and venues are grappling with a rise in involuntary drugged drinks, but procedures for addressing future incidents are in sight
“When

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JEAN TROUNSTINE

DANCING ON BANANA PEELS

Life On Lifetime Parole In Massachusetts “I am now in the same predicament as I was when I first got out of prison.” Khalid Mustafa

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CHRIS FARAONE

STRIKE & FRISK

AG Investigating BPD To Determine If “Gang Unit” Engages In “Unconstitutional Policing” The “review is focused on racial disparities in the rates at which people

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DAN ATKINSON

CRASH & “ERROR”

Family Of Woman Killed By Commuter Rail Sues MBTA For Crash Records There are many stories about people getting hurt and killed by trains. This

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