OUR PROJECTS


In keeping with our mission,The Reporters, Inc. is dedicated to promoting social awareness and encouraging social change through powerful independent documentary storytelling. The projects we undertake focus on subjects that are often ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented by other media. We then utilize innovative, creative and unexpected approaches in our storytelling styles. Below, you can read about our past, present and future.

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JUST RELEASED


Railing at the Rally

In 2024, President Joe Biden faces another challenge from the man who occupied the White House before him. The Reporters Inc. attended the Trump rally featured in this documentary back in the fall of 2019 — but “RAILING AT THE RALLY” is just as relevant, if not more so, today. It explores the misinformation, disinformation and lies that disturbingly fill the minds and souls of Trump supporters. It’s a MUST WATCH before you vote in 2024.

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The Queens

The queens in “The Queens” never fail to mesmerize. They’re gorgeous, mysterious, and infinitely entertaining. But the secrets and the scandals inside the longest-running female impersonation club in the nation, and behind the scenes of the most prestigious female impersonation beauty pageant in the nation, are even more fascinating.

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What Really Happened to Natalie Beard

On October 16, 1995, the mother of seven-month-old Natalie Beard dropped her off with her Waunakee, Wisconsin babysitter, Audrey Edmunds, and headed to work. Natalie had been fussy that morning and had taken only half of her bottle, but she otherwise seemed fine.   An hour later, a panicked Edmunds called 911, saying Natalie was […]

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IN DEVELOPMENT


Reaching for the Rainbow

Half a century has passed since the civil rights era began in the United States, forever changing the way black Americans live. Across the globe, in South Africa, almost two decades have passed since the end of apartheid. Yet in both countries, racism still flourishes today. How similar are the struggles for equality in both these lands? The Reporters Inc. journeys to South Africa and uncovers some troubling truths.

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PAST PROJECTS


Experiment in Black and White

Ten Chicago-area residents are sequestered inside a home for one week, in an attempt to deal head-on with the always-controversial issue of race relations in one of the country’s most segregated cities. The results are provocative, explosive, and ultimately enlightening as the participants throw out all notions of being politically correct in order to come to a true understanding of one another.

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Experiment: Gay and Straight

Following the enormous success of Experiment in Black and White, the same concept is used to bring understanding and enlightenment to issues of sexuality. Experiment: Gay and Straight sequesters five homosexual and five heterosexual Chicagoans for a week together; the resulting debates, drama, bonding, and resolution prove to be just as compelling and intriguing as the original Experiment.

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