Posted: Sept. 17, 2014 | Tags: BankTracker
BankTracker has been updated with second-quarter data on banks and credit unions around the country. Our ongoing study is based on reports from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the National Credit Union Administration. You can search for information by the name of your bank or by state and city.
Our new data editor, David Donald, will be analyzing trends and writing stories occasionally based on this material, which we'll continue to update quarterly.
How we do this: Each quarter the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. requires every bank in the nation to submit detailed reports about its financial condition ...
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014 | Tags: Years
SAVE THE DATE: Showtime Networks will re-run the "Years of Living Dangerously" in September. All nine episodes of the Emmy Award-winning documentary series will be shown on the following days:
• Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
• Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
• Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014 | Tags: Emmys
Emmy Awards photo
Executive Producer David Gelber accepts the Emmy.
The "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary series on climate change won Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, traditionally held the weekend before the Primetime Emmys telecast, which will air Aug. 25 on NBC. The Creative Arts Emmys will air on Aug. 24 on FXM.
Margaret Ebrahim, senior producer at the Workshop, was a producer on the series, which aired on Showtime earlier this year. She spent 15 months traveling the country to report stories on the impact of climate change.
The series was also awarded ...
Posted: July 28, 2014 | Tags: documentary
Photo by Brian Nevins/Sundance
Director Amir Bar-Lev offers conflicting perspectives on the Penn State sex-abuse scandal in the documentary "Happy Valley."
Unlike traditional written reporting, documentaries provide a literal window into someone’s life and experience. The audience is not only able to be visually engaged with the subject, but can also hear and experience that subject’s surroundings. This adds a new dimension to storytelling that often encourages a discussion between filmmakers and audience members about the subject in a way that is not often seen in other forms of reporting.
The AFI Docs Film Festival last month ...
Posted: July 2, 2014 | Tags: 60 Minutes
Matt Taylor photography
Chuck Lewis speaks about his new book, "935 Lies," at the National Press Club, where the Center for Public Integrity also celebrated its 25th year.
Executive Editor Charles Lewis celebrated the release of his new book, "935 Lies," at the National Press Club last week, an event hosted by the Center for Public Integrity, which Lewis founded 25 years ago.
"935 Lies" looks into public officials' statements that were later proved untrue. Over the past nine years, Lewis worked with a group of researchers to produce the work, a mix of history and journalism, and which advocates ...
Posted: June 30, 2014 | Tags: whistleblowers
Our partnership with The Washington Post continues this summer under an ever-expanding model, as we pair our Workshop interns with several different investigative teams at the Post. These students are overseen by the Workshop's John Sullivan, our senior editor who is also a reporter at the Post.
Kaley Belval, a Workshop intern from Ithaca College, has spent the last month working with Post reporter Scott Higham on a story following up on his earlier project about International Relief and Development (IRD), a nonprofit organization in Arlington County, Va., and its use of restrictive nondisclosure agreements. IRD collected more than ...
Posted: June 20, 2014 | Tags: banks
After more than five years, the Investigative Reporting Workshop has decided to make some changes in its Banktracker feature.
We still intend to provide quarterly banking and credit union data, based on reports from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the National Credit Union Administration. Today you'll find updated information from the first quarter of 2014 and can still search by bank and by credit union. Banktracker still is the only publicly available site that provides this data, and we believe it is an important public service.
However, given that the severity of the banking crisis has eased considerably ...
Photo by Kaley Belval, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Bernard Shaw urges people to seek out objective news sources, saying journalism depends on the "active participation" of readers and viewers.
Retired CNN anchor Bernard Shaw recalled his reporting on the Tiananmen Square massacre in an address at the Newseum on Saturday in Washington, focusing on challenges today to journalism and exhorting his audience to become engaged and informed citizens.
In May 1989, Shaw was among a handful of CNN journalists dispatched to Beijing to report on an upcoming summit between China’s leader, Deng Xiaoping, and Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev. But the ...
Posted: May 29, 2014 | Tags: immigration
Former Workshop intern Samantha Sunne writes today about the chronic under-funding of public defenders'offices around the country. This is the last in a series of stories by NPR reporters on court fees charged to defendants even when they can't pay. Sunne did her preliminary research while working for us one summer while she was an undergrad at the University of Missouri.
Catherine Rentz has been reporting in Texas for us for an upcoming immigration story. While there, she learned about a musicians' movement pushing for less border control in a remote area of West Texas. Several crossings were ...
Posted: May 16, 2014 | Tags: climate change
The Workshop's senior producer, Margaret Ebrahim, produced two stories for the "Years of Living Dangerously" series on climate change, and they air at 8 p.m. May 19 on Showtime. Here's a preview and more behind-the-scenes coverage.
Additional stories, science information and educational tools are available on the "Years" site and the Workshop's.