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News21 food safety series now available as e-book

December 01, 2011

A major national investigation into food safety in America is now available in e-book form.

The series “How Safe Is Your Food?” was produced by student journalists from five universities participating in the national Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Twenty-seven fellows from Arizona State University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska produced stories, graphics, photos and videos examining food safety issues in the United States.

The project details the widespread incidence and many causes of foodborne illness in the country and shows how a combination of industry practices and gaps in government oversight leave consumers vulnerable. Major portions of the series were published by the Washington Post and The entire project is available on the News21 website.

The e-book version of the project, published in e-pub and Kindle format, is optimized for long-form reading and viewing on a tablet or e-reader device. Readers can annotate and bookmark the publication for their convenience and reference.

The e-publication currently is available for download on the News21 national website. It will soon be available on Amazon for the Kindle reader and in Apple’s iBookstore for iPads and iPhones.  

Last year, News21 fellows conducted a major investigation into transportation safety in the United States that is also available in e-book format. The project was a finalist in the Online News Association investigative reporting contest in the professional category.

News21 is a program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to encourage excellence and innovation in the teaching of college journalism. The program is headquartered at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Carnegie and Knight recently renewed their commitment to News21 with $2.32 million in grants over the next 10 years. The next generation of the program will be modeled after the past two years’ multi-university investigative projects and will be open to students from any accredited journalism school in the United States. It will be based at the Cronkite School and directed by William K. Marimow, former top editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Sun and National Public Radio.