Center for Investigative Reporting


4 lessons from Reveal's serialized Instagram investigation

One week ago, Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting started telling a serialized investigation in a whole new way — on Instagram. The experiment with social-first storytelling had some big successes, racking up 706 likes and prompting more than a 50 percent growth in Reveal's followers (as of Monday, Reveal had 2,563 followers. It … Read More

'Spotlight' producer on investigative journalism: 'It shows the power to change the world.'

Before working as a producer on "Spotlight," Blye Faust appreciated the work of investigative journalists and the need for investigative reporting. "But I don't think I really fully comprehended the necessity and its reach and depth and power until 'Spotlight,'" she said. The film, which tells the story of Boston Globe journalists discovering a child molestation cover-up in the Catholic … Read More

With StoryWorks, Center for Investigative Reporting's stories take center stage

From the Center for Investigative Reporting's StoryWorks. The play 'North by Inferno' is based on a CIR investigation and was performed in North Dakota in September. (Submitted photo) For Jebadiah Stanfill, watching the play written about a deadly and devastating oil boom disaster was emotional, but it was also personal. When the scene came with the explosion, the screams, … Read More

Post and Courier’s 90-year Pulitzer drought ends with public service gold

One of the winners, Natalie Caula Hauff celebrates in the newsroom. She left journalism for the PR before the announcement was made.Doug Pardue of the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier vividly recalls what inspired the title for the newspaper’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning series—which powerfully details how women in the state are being killed by domestic partners at … Read More

8 lesser known stories the Pulitzer committee should know about

Related: Roy J. Harris Jr. makes his Pulitzer predictions National journalism awards have already sniffed out some exceptional journalism that no doubt will be top Pulitzer contenders: The Arizona Republic’s exceptional work investigating VA hospitals, The New York Times’ coverage of Ebola in Western Africa and The St Louis Post-Dispatch’s coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri police … Read More

Meet ICIJ — The biggest, toughest investigative unit you may never have heard of

Even for an investigative team with global reach and huge ambitions, the last month has been extraordinary for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Two weeks ago Sunday, a joint investigation with "60 Minutes" on tax avoidance and money laundering at the Swiss private bank British giant HSBC aired. Since then, Swiss authorities raided the bank for evidence … Read More
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