Interview: McKim and ‘hard truths’ of investigative reporting

Jenifer McKim
Jenifer McKim. Photo: Meredith Nierman, WGBH.

Jenifer McKim, senior investigative reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, shared her thoughts on a career spent revealing injustice through journalism with Wesleyan University’s alumni magazine:

Thirty years ago, Jenifer McKim ’88, walked into a news room in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and “fell in love,” she recalls. “I loved the idea of interviewing people, asking questions, and learning every day—and making a difference. One of the first stories I wrote was about a homeless family. The next day the mayor called to say he’d found them a home.

“It’s amazing what can happen when you get people—particularly vulnerable, marginalized people—to tell their stories.”

Read the full story.