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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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

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 for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby this week. The … Read more

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CPI reduces staff to compensate for $2 million budget hole

The Center for Public Integrity laid off staff today to try to compensate for a $2 million budget shortfall. Ten positions were eliminated, and five people lost their jobs with the Washington-based nonprofit journalism organization. One of those five people was transferred to a newly-created position within CPI, according to Communications Director Randy Barrett.

Sandy Johnson and Keith Epstein were among those laid off. Johnson started working at the Center one year ago this week. She was the managing editor for politics and government. Epstein was also a managing editor.

“It’s a very difficult position,” said Bill Buzenberg, CPI’s director, who also handled the 2007 layoffs when nine people lost their jobs. “We started 2011 with a lot of momentum. It was the most money we’ve ever had rolling into 2011. But it’s no surprise that 2011 has been very challenging. And yes, we’ve come in short and had to draw down on our reserves," Buzenberg said by phone. (more...)
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Ex-NPR news veep Weiss joins Center for Public Integrity

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Ellen Weiss, who resigned as NPR senior vice president of news in January after the Juan Williams firing controversy, has been named executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity. She'll oversee the CPI's domestic investigations and editorial staff. Weiss tells Tanzina Vega she spent the summer exploring job opportunities in media and non-media outlets before taking the CPI job. “I wanted to be working somewhere that was empowering the public with high quality trusted information.” CPI executive director William Buzenberg says of Weiss: “I have always been impressed but the way she led and her selection of stories and ideas." She starts her new job on Oct. 3.
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WP’s R. Jeffrey Smith joins Center for Public Integrity

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R. Jeffrey Smith, who has been with the Washington Post since 1986, becomes managing editor of the National Security Reporting Desk at the Center for Public Integrity. “While the Post has been a fine home, I now relish the chance to help widen the Center's scope," Smith says in a release. "We're going to dig deeply, and will sometimes partner with others, to put more information before the public at a moment when national security spending and policies are attracting new attention and discussion.” (more...)
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Jennifer 8. Lee, Matt Thompson join CPI Board

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Former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee "thinks and works at the cutting edge of our digital 21st century journalism,” says Center for Public Integrity executive director William E. Buzenberg. NPR editorial product manager Matt Thompson "has been creating all-important community journalism for some time and I will very much value his insights and advice.” Both have served on Poynter's National Advisory Board. (more...)
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Craigslist’s Newmark joins Center for Public Integrity board

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Executive director William Buzenberg calls Craig Newmark "an iconic visionary who saw the community- empowerment potential of the Internet early on." The Craigslist founder, he says, "can help the Center for Public Integrity in its own community building efforts linked to in-depth investigative reporting and truth-telling.” The release after the jump. (more...)
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Huffington joins Center for Public Integrity board

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Center for Public Integrity executive director William Buzenberg says Arianna Huffington is "a major asset to our board" because "she understands the importance of non-partisan investigative journalism, and she has proven instincts on how the Internet news marketplace is evolving." Investment banker Frederic Seegal is also joining the board. (more...)
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