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Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism staff

Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism staff

The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism teaches and produces high-quality investigative journalism. The nonprofit, nonpartisan center based in The Media School at Indiana University conducts multimedia investigative reporting on issues of importance to the residents of Indiana, including matters that reach beyond the state’s borders.

Obscene, or just objectionable? Here’s how Indiana schools are tackling library book complaints.

By: and - February 5, 2024

Also by Arnolt Center staff Marissa Meador, Sarita Smith, Haley Ryan, Ryan Murphy, Caroline Geib, Lizzie Wright and Lily Marks “Garbage in, garbage out.” That’s what a Rome City resident thought of Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” The complaint filed with the East Noble School Corporation told administrators the book […]

‘Questionable’ content, ‘graphic’ imagery lead to book bans at Indiana school libraries

By: and - February 5, 2024

Also by Arnolt Center staff Marissa Meador, Sarita Smith, Haley Ryan, Ryan Murphy, Caroline Geib, Lizzie Wright and Lily Marks From addiction and apathy to fantasy and poverty, a handful of books have been banned or moved to other schools following complaints. An investigation by the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism and the Indiana Capital Chronicle […]