Investigative Journalism

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Is Trump’s Skyline Drawing Really That Bad? An Investigation

Trump's seemingly horrible drawing of the New York City skyline just sold for almost $30,000. We decide to draw our own to see if we could do any better.
Eve Peyser
7.28.17
News

The Journalist Who Blew the Whistle on Mossack Fonseca 18 Months Before the Panama Papers

Ken Silverstein spent 2014 unearthing how criminals and oligarchs hide their money, but his story got ignored.
Maddison Connaughton
4.6.16
Film

'Spotlight' Celebrates the Power of Journalism to Fight Corruption

The fantastic new film details how reporters exposed the seedy underbelly of the Catholic Church.
Susan Zalkind
11.11.15
Film

​We Talked to the Filmmaker Who Had Inside Access to Ghana’s ‘James Bond of Journalism’

It's clear within the first new minutes of Chameleon why anyone would want to make a documentary about Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Chris Bilton
4.24.15
News

Chicago Is Finally Ready to Give Reparations to Police Torture Survivors

Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
Alison Flowers
4.17.15
News

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

Researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of top pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. Could this be a major conflict of interest in the pot debate?
Lee Fang
8.27.14
News

A Respected Law Firm Alllegedly Risked Breaking the Law by Representing a Rogue Banker

New evidence about the shady activities of a former SEC official.
Murray Waas
6.18.14
Correspondent Confidential

Strange Border Kidnappings in Kosovo

Investigative journalist Michael Montgomery traveled to the Balkans to find that the end of the war didn't mean the end of war crimes.
VICE Staff
6.17.14
News

New Disclosures About a Congressman's Relationship with a Now-Imprisoned Texas Billionaire

House Majority Leader candidate Pete Sessions has promised to talk about what he did for R. Allen Stanford.
Murray Waas
6.12.14
News

Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality

The anti-net-neutrality group Broadband for America claims to be "a coalition of 300 internet consumer advocates, content providers, and engineers." After a little digging, VICE has discovered they are in fact a who's who of ISP industry presidents and...
Lee Fang
6.5.14
Stuff

Virgin Auctions and Emergency Circumcisions: My Life As an Undercover Journalist

Spanish investigative journalist Antonio Salas has lived a lot of lives. For a story on neo-Nazi football hooliganism, he infiltrated a group of far-right Real Madrid ultras, shaving his head and going to white power gigs while he played the part.
Rui Marçal
4.9.14
Sports

That Kiss Cam Viral Video: Staged or Real?

I was conflicted about this video for hours. All day, thoughts of it were consuming me: Staged or real? Staged or real? Staged or real? I couldn't eat. I couldn't think. Nothing made sense to me anymore. I looked outside my window and watched children...
Alison Stevenson
5.10.13