Charting the next world's next resource in the evolution of energy
From mining in the salt flats of Bolivia, to battery design in U.S. Labs, to China's electronic waste economy, this project explores the human, geopolitical, and environmental costs of our dependence on lithium batteries.
An investigation into the murder of journalists throughout Mexico
Since 2000, about 90 journalists have been murdered in Mexico. There are no established protocols to investigate a journalist’s death in relation to his or her reporting.
The Chinese Closet
A look into the spike of HIV cases in China's gay community
For many people, China is a country with modern cities, huge skyscrapers, and the world’s second largest economy. But underneath this modern looking facade, China is still very traditional in many of its culture values. One is the country’s acceptance of homosexuality.
How undocumented immigrants with terminal kidney failure fight to navigate a health care system that doesn't acknowledge they exist
America's 11.3 million undocumented immigrants often struggle with health disparities. They don't qualify for federal programs; their jobs don't carry benefits. Emergency rooms are their only doctors.
Port truck drivers, misclassified as independent operators, become indentured to their trucks
As the trucking industry was deregulated in the 80s, truckers, mostly poor, mostly immigrant, flooded the market. Companies took advantage of this cheap, high-turnover fleet by labeling their drivers independent contractors instead of employees.
Jeremy C.F. Lin
Inside the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Germany
Germany opened its doors to refugees from all over the world, and specifically those fleeing Syria. But this humanitarian problem has been touted as one of the worst refugee crises since World War II. This project aims to provide perspectives absent from much of the current news on refugees around the globe — a peek into what life is like for those who have made it to Europe in search of safety, freedom, better lives.
Lure of ISIS
A look into how ISIS uses modern, online propaganda to attract westerners
Since ISIS declared a worldwide caliphate in June 2014, thousands of people have traveled to Syria from around the world to join the cause. Our package explores the motivations of westerners who join ISIS and the role the Internet plays in recruitment and radicalization.
Mara Van Ells
Health Access for Undocumented Americans
A look at the health insurance option for the undocumented
Few, but a growing number of options exist for the 3 million undocumented immigrants in California to get health insurance.
How driver's license suspensions amplify inequality
Authorities issue driver’s license suspensions to keep unsafe drivers off the road, but they also issue suspensions for failure to pay fines and fees and for non-driving related offenses.
Keep up with everything interactive, multimedia and immersive on the web
An curation and aggregation of interactive media in the form of a newsletter and website.
A pop-culture website dedicated to Muslim millennials
To “mozzify” is to take from American culture and re-interpret through a American-Muslim lens. The idea came about when Mozzified’s founder, Zainab, and her friends would jokingly call each other “mozzies” while in school. This was later to define a particular culture they experienced as young American Muslims.
The Privilege Project
Twenty-two strangers discuss personal experiences regarding their gender, race, and wealth.
We hear the term privilege often, and are expected to know about it, but are rarely given the opportunity to discuss the concept.
Tapestry Story Reader
An app for finding great literature
Phil coded an app that aggregates hard-to-find independent literary work. Authors can also upload their own pieces.
A hyperlocal website serving Mid-Market San Francisco
Mid-market news serves a community along Market Street that includes the Tenderloin and Civic Center neighborhoods. It covers tech, gentrification, arts, non-profits, housing, and crime.
Do Arms Embargoes Work?
Exploring the effectiveness of symbolic embargoes
A project that takes a closer look at arms imports and embargoes in countries subject to European Union sanctions.
Jeremy C.F. Lin
A story on access to abortion services in Texas and Louisiana
A documentary film about the plight of women getting access to abortion services as legislative opponents attempt to shut down clinics.
Blind Boys of Alabama
A documentary film on the Blind Boys of Alabama
Born blind and in the deep South, a group of young boys found success through singing gospel.
Jeremy C.F. Lin
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