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
A screenshot showing the Perdix micro-drone swarm in flight during their October test.
U.S. Department of DefenseU.S.

The US Is Testing Micro-Drone Swarms Deployed From Fighter Jets

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain prepares to hold a hearing.
Getty ImagesU.S.

McCain: Election Hacks Are An 'Unprecedented Attack On Our Democracy'

The map exercise used in 2012 before President Obama's second inauguration.
U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Wesley FarnsworthPolitics

Here's The Giant Map The US Military Uses To Prep For Inauguration Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Getty ImagesWorld

Despite Un-American Ideas, Putin Is Seeing More Republican Support

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump's Pick For Environmental Protection Has Ties To Oil Lobbyists

A Jabhat al-Nusra, who now call themselves Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, tank fires during an offensive on Aleppo in Syria.
Jabhat Fatah al-ShamWorld

Al-Qaeda Isn't Dead — It's Just Different

Steve Mnuchin
Getty Images / Drew AngererPolitics

Trump's Treasury Secretary Pick Has Deep Ties To Goldman Sachs

Donald Trump with Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

Trump Handing Business To His Kids Won't Resolve Conflicts Of Interest

President-elect Donald Trump with Betsy DeVos
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Taps School-Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Donald Trump at a rally
Getty ImagesPolitics

Here's Why Muslims Might Be Wary Of Trump's National Security Adviser

This undated photo provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) shows its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Getty ImagesTech

How To Protect Your Data From The NSA

Hillary Clinton gives her election concession speech
Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

Clinton Might Win Popular Vote, But Trump Is Still President-Elect

Donald Trump won the presidency Tuesday.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Donald Trump Pushes Unity In Victory Speech

Donald Trump at a rally in Michigan in November.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Donald Trump Just Won The Presidency

A 1867 depiction of hunting and fishing in the United States.
Library of CongressPolitics

Kansas And Indiana Make Hunting And Fishing A Constitutional Right

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi poses for a photo with friends at a diner
Facebook / Tommy HutsonU.S.

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Are On The Rise

Neo Nazis take part in a Ku Klux Klan demonstration at the state house building on July 18, 2015 in South Carolina.
Getty Images / John MoorePolitics

White Nationalists Plan To Keep Anti-Trump Voters From The Polls

U.S. soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, retrieve an enemy drone while conducting an assault.
U.S. Army / Sgt. Steven HitchcockWorld

The Same Drone You Own Could Be Used As A Weapon In Conflict Zones

Chase Iron Eyes is a candidate for congress in North Dakota. He's from the Standing Rock reservation.
Newsy / Jake GodinPolitics

North Dakota's Congressional Race Is A Symbolic One For Standing Rock

Newsy's Noor Tagouri interviews Giovanni Bartocci at Via Della Pace in New York.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyLife

Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong

Hillary Clinton has a messaging problem on Muslim Americans.

Clinton Has A Messaging Problem When It Comes To Muslim Americans

Donald Trump during the third presidential debate
Getty ImagesPolitics

It Took 24 Seconds For Trump To Make A False Claim In The Debate

A real Salem witch tells us what pop culture gets wrong.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyLife

A Real Salem Witch Tells Us What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (And Right)

Donald Trump writes on a legal pad during the second presidential debate.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Saying He'll Jail Clinton Does Not Put Him In Good Company

Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall presidential debate in St. Louis.
Getty ImagesPolitics

What's So Damning About The New Hillary Clinton Emails From WikiLeaks?

While its critics say it's not thorough enough, the U.S. Syrian refugee program has a lot of layers.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

The US Refugee Vetting Process Is Far Tougher Than Donald Trump Says

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Secretary of State John Kerry stand at podiums.
U.S. Department of StateWorld

US Calls For War Crime Probe Following Unprecedented Bombing In Aleppo

An outline of Syria with the letter "H" over it to represent hospitals.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

Syria's Hospitals Aren't Safe Zones — They're Targets

Julian Assange
Getty Images / Carl CourtPolitics

Why (And How) Is WikiLeaks Helping Donald Trump?

An image of Donald Trump from a newly released video of a June deposition.
Buzzfeed / Superior Court of the District of ColumbiaPolitics

Donald Trump Deposition Video Finally Goes Public