Check Out Today's Stories on Transportation Safety from Unprecedented Reporting Project

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September 29, 2010 by Marika Lynch

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Check out today's Washington Post and msnbc.com: student reporters and investigative journalists have teamed up for two new stories on transportation safety in an unprecedented national reporting project.

Federal recommendations on avoiding plane crashes often go ignored, according to one article. Another reports that America's highways are more dangerous due to lax medical certification for commercial truckers.

The students reporters, part of the Knight-funded News21 program, came from 11 universities to Arizona State University this summer to work with editors and reporters from the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, as well as top university faculty.

The package of 23 stories may well be the largest investigative reporting project ever produced by college journalism students, Kristin Gilger, an associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and executive editor of News21 wrote on Knight Blog earlier this week. Read more.

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