October 4, 2010 on Multimedia
This investigation, which launched September 30, focused on Alaska Native Corporations and their explosive growth during the last decade. I combined photos, graphics and video in a multimedia slideshow. The intention was to build a relationship between the corporations and the shareholders they represent. Alaska natives are some of the nation’s poorest people, and some of the corporations that were supposed to be helping them make their way have instead been funneling money back to contractors in Washington.
Above: This map shows the growth of subsidiaries in the lower 48 from 2000-2009 and highlights key growth statistics. Right: Videos of shareholders bring the story home by sharing the diverse views of corporation representatives and shareholders.