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Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser

Nieman Notes August 6, 2009

Former television reporter Roberta Baskin, a 2002 Nieman Fellow, will join the Department of Health and Human Service's office of inspector general as a senior communications adviser. She will join the office for one year to help drum up media attention for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, an HHS-Justice Department task force aimed at combating Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Read more

Roberta Baskin receives duPont award

Nieman Notes January 12, 2009

Robert Baskin, a 2002 Nieman Fellow, and her team from WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, received a 2009 duPont-Columbia Award for "Drilling for Dollars: Children’s Dentistry Investigation." In this series, Baskin and her team investigated a chain of dental clinics that exposed small children to unnecessary and painful treatments in a scheme to profit from Medicaid. Read more

Baskin Receives Award from Scripps Howard Foundation

Nieman Notes February 27, 2008

Roberta Baskin, Class of 2002, received the Excellence in Electronic Media/TV-Cable award from the Scripps Howard Foundation for “Drilling for Dollars,” an investigation of abuse by the leading chain of Medicaid-funded dental clinics for children. The annual National Journalism Awards honor the best in print, Web and electronic journalism and journalism education. Read more