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CIR rebrands California Watch, Bay Citizen

The Center for Investigative Reporting
Content from California Watch and The Bay Citizen will be published under the Center for Investigative Reporting brand beginning May 29, CIR's executive director Robert J. Rosenthal announced Monday.
Initially, the different brands separated our national and international, California and local San Francisco Bay Area reporting. Over the past year, we have found that more of our stories transcend geography.
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Austin Tice, David Corn win Polk Awards

Long Island University
McClatchy's David Enders and Austin Tice have been awarded the George Polk Award for War Reporting for their work in Syria, Long Island University announced Monday. Tice, a freelancer, has been missing in Syria since last August.

Mother Jones reporter David Corn got an award for "persistent digging and careful negotiation with a source" that led him to publish a video of Mitt Romney appearing to dismiss a large portion of the electorate at a fund-raising dinner, a story that "rocked the nation and perhaps cost Mitt Romney the Presidential election," the awards announcement said. (more...)
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Targeted by California Watch stories, a state institution loses license

California Watch
The California Department of Public Health revoked the operating license for the Sonoma Developmental Center in Eldridge, Calif., Ryan Gabrielson reports:
The action comes after a series of stories this year from California Watch documenting failures by the Office of Protective Services, an internal police force established specifically to protect and serve patients at these board-and-care centers. The police force has failed to perform basic tasks associated with crime investigations. In particular, the Sonoma center had evidence of a dozen sexual assaults but police investigators failed to order a single hospital-supervised examination for the alleged victims. Those reported assaults represent a third of the 36 documented cases of sexual abuse and molestation in the past four years at the state’s five developmental centers.
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