Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 11/10/2017
NBC-owned WNBC-TV New York City gets results through investigative journalism. Its special edition of “The I-Team Reports” on November 10 spotlighted positive changes from several stories. “High Rise” showed that construction workers on a high-rise project smoked what looked and smelled like marijuana during work. “Security Risks” at JFK Airport uncovered a culture of harassment affecting female employees. The city ramped up enforcement efforts following “Black Market Bogus Safety Cards,” an investigation produced jointly with Telemundo’s WNJU-TV that exposed a connection between fake safety training cards and dozens of construction-related deaths. “Mayor Arrested” tracked the story of a New Jersey mayor who pled guilty to corruption charges after ordering city construction teams to work on a relative’s business. “Taxpayer Triumph” showed how a WNBC investigation prompted the Administration for Children’s Services to significantly reduce its fees, saving taxpayers millions. The New York State Attorney General’s office continues to monitor companies posting fake reviews of local businesses, following WNBC’s “Phony Online Reviews.”
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