Center for Public Integrity


Center for Public Integrity sues FEC for security study

For the second time in three months, the Center for Public Integrity has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for refusing to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. In July, Center for Public Integrity senior political reporter Dave Levinthal filed a FOIA request seeking a study the agency commissioned to detail the decay in the security … Read More

Federal Election Commission refuses to release computer security study

Flaws in election regulator's systems highlighted in Center for Public Integrity story This Story is being republished with permission from the Center for Public Integrity. Federal Election CommissionNext to the Federal Election Commission's front door is a quotation from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." But … Read More

A super PAC for journalists? Texas freelancer forms political committee aimed at representing reporters

This Story is being republished with permission from the Center for Public Integrity. Aligning with a political committee: most news reporters consider it a cardinal sin. But dogma isn't dogging Michael J. Hollis, a freelance writer and adjunct journalism professor from Texas who on Wednesday registered a federal super PAC aimed at representing the interests of work-a-day … Read More

Career Beat: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace. Previously, she was deputy technology editor at The New York Times. (Email) Felicia Sonmez will edit the China Real Time blog for The Wall Street Journal. She is a China correspondent for Agence France-Presse. (@feliciasonmez) Daniel Wagner will … Read More

Gordon Witkin named top editor at Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity has named Gordon Witkin as its executive editor. Witkin has been serving as the center's top editor in an acting capacity. He also manages the center's coverage of health care and juvenile justice and its state integrity project. Gordon Witkin (The Center for Public Integrity photo) The appointment comes just weeks … Read More

Despite ABC News/CPI blowup, here's how news partnerships can work

Journalism organizations might get discouraged about joining partnerships after the public meltdown of the partnership between ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity this week. CPI's reporter Chris Hamby won a Pulitzer Prize for stories that exposed how coal miners who were dying from black-lung disease were being unfairly denied health benefits. ABC wanted to get … Read More

Contest entries from ABC, Center for Public Integrity highlight their division

On the same day that ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity won yet another national journalism award for exposing how coal miners were being unjustly denied black-lung benefits, the spat between the two venerable newsrooms heated up. And now you can read the letters that have been flying back and forth between former colleagues who in recent months … Read More

ABC News says Center for Public Integrity should share Pulitzer for investigative reporting

This is the top of the letter that ABC President Ben Sherwood sent to William Buzenberg and his organization's board members Tuesday asking The Center for Public Integrity to share Pulitzer Prize credit. ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to WIlliam Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, asking CPI to share credit … Read More
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