Jake Godin

Jake Godin

Visual investigations Correspondent

Jake Godin is a visual investigations journalist at Scripps News. In partnership with the open-source reporting team at Bellingcat, he investigates stories around the world using a mix of satellite imagery, open source video and photos from social media, and other media.

Recent Work
An interpreter speaks with Kurdish villagers during a humanitarian mission involving US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
Getty ImagesPolitics

The US Is Taking In Less Refugees. That Could Put It At Risk.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaWorld

Europe's Plan To Dodge US Iran Sanctions Shows Growing Gap In Policy

The Macedonian and NATO flags are show flying next to each other.
Government of the Republic of MacedoniaWorld

Russian Efforts In Macedonia Latest Attempt To Influence Balkans

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) departs Naval Station Norfolk in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
U.S. NavyU.S.

As Hurricane Florence Rolls In, The Navy Ships Out

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Getty Images / Antoine AntoniolWorld

17 Years After Its Biggest Attack Against The US — Al-Qaeda Persists

Civil defense volunteers respond to an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province
Syrian Civil DefenseWorld

Syrian Government Attack On Idlib Poses More Crisis In Syria

Woman looks at her destroyed home in Sana’a after it was hit by an airstrike in April 2015.
UNICEF / Ahmed JahafU.S.

US Bombs Are Being Used In Potential War Crimes In Yemen

Members of the Taliban surrender themselves to the Afghan government
Getty Images / Majid SaeediWorld

Here's Why The Taliban Is Making A Comeback In Afghanistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Getty Images / Gokhan TanWorld

Turkey's Economy Is Struggling, And That's Partly On The US

Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman
Getty Images / Alex WongWorld

What's Up With Saudi Arabia's Diplomatic Spat With Canada?

U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte speak and take questions from the media.
Getty Images / Mark WilsonPolitics

Why Talking With Iran Is So Tricky For The US

A repatriation ceremony for U.S. soldiers' remains in South Korea
Getty ImagesU.S.

The US Has A Complicated History Of Getting Remains From North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is welcomed to Bagram Air Field
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

Why The US Is Trying To Talk To The Taliban — Again

A U.S. Soldier stands guard during a security patrol outside Manbij, Syria.
U.S. Army / Staff Sgt. Timothy KosterWorld

Can The US Work With Russia In Syria? It's Complicated.

A family crosses into Canada at an irregular border crossing.
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiWorld

Crossing North: Asylum Seekers Use The US As A Route Into Canada

A mosaic of Moammar Gadhafi on a wall in Tripoli, Libya
Getty Images / Daniel BerehulakPolitics

Why North Korea's Not Big On Trump's Libya Model For Denuclearization

President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-general António Guterres
Getty Images / Mark WilsonPolitics

President Trump's Meeting With The Head Of The UN Could Get Awkward

An Israeli pilot in a cockpit
Israel Defense ForcesWorld

Israel Is Attacking Iran In Syria. Here's Why.

President Donald Trump leaves the podium after making a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran.
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

What Happens Now That Trump Left The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Rod Rosenstein
Getty ImagesPolitics

Rod Rosenstein Doesn't Seem Worried By GOP Impeachment Threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents information regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran
Israel Government Press Office / Amos Ben GershomWorld

Will Netanyahu's Dramatic Iran Announcement Sway Trump?

LAT refresher training for seasoned OPCW inspectors in the Czech Republic.
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsWorld

Here's How The UN's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Works

Members of 5th Special Forces Group conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf Garrison.
U.S. Army / Staff Sgt. Jacob ConnorU.S.

As Trump Threatens Strike, US Troops Are Still Stationed In Syria

A still image from an ISIS video showing the capture of a large weapons depot belonging to the Syrian government.
ISIS propaganda videoWorld

How Guns Move: Understanding The Deadly Game Of Weapons Proliferation

Victims of the chemical weapon attack included men, women and children.
Syrian Civil DefenseU.S.

The Recent Attack In Syria Got Headlines, But Others There Haven't

Patriot missiles may seem fancy, but according to some critics, their effectiveness isn't so great.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

Is Saudi Arabia Shooting Down Missiles? Experts Are Skeptical

President Donald Trump meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office.
Getty ImagesPolitics

US Congress Vote Overshadows Saudi Prince's White House Welcome

Street sign diplomacy is common throughout countries around the world, as it's an easy way to score political points.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Street Sign Diplomacy: How Countries Use Street Signs To Troll Rivals

Syria's Eastern Ghouta region lies just east of the country's capital and has been under siege by the government for years.
Syrian Civil DefenseWorld

71 Deaths A Day: Numbers Tell Tale Of Horror In Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The violence in Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region has left hundreds dead and many more injured.
Syrian Civil DefenseWorld

Syria's Eastern Ghouta: 'A Catastrophe In Every Sense Of The Word'