Archives for April, 2014

'Measuring impact' wins SPJ award

Posted: April 16, 2014 | Tags: journalism

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is thrilled and honored to report that our 2013 look into assessing the impact of journalism across nonprofit newsrooms, “Measuring Impact: The art, science and mystery of nonprofit news assessment,” has received a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in the "Research about Journalism"  category. 

Drawing from recent literature in the field in addition to informal conversations with journalism experts and seasoned practitioners, the report, made possible by funding from the McCormick Foundation, established several cornerstones upon which to build a common framework for assessing the impact of journalism — from ...

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'Years' project airs in April

Posted: April 14, 2014 | Tags: climate change

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"Years of Living Dangerously" Associate Producer Jolie Lee and audio engineer Steve Miller filmed desert scenes in Lancaster, Calif.

On April 13, Showtime began “Years of Living Dangerously,” a nine-part documentary on climate change created by executive producers James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub.  

It’s a series I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of as an associate producer. I spent nearly a year working with Margaret Ebrahim, a series producer and Investigative Reporting Workshop senior editor, to research, report and produce stories for the series. 

“Years of Living Dangerously” will explain the science of climate change and ...

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'New Newsrooms' wins research award

The Investigative Reporting Workshop has won the Society for Professional Journalists’ Research about Journalism Award for “The New Newsrooms,” an examination of nonprofit centers for investigative journalism worldwide. The reporters who founded these centers followed the example of their colleagues in the U.S., where this model has thrived for the past two decades.

'Business of Disaster' finalist in IRE awards

“Business of Disaster,” the PBS FRONTLINE program about ongoing housing problems more than three years after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, was a finalist in the IRE awards this year in both the large broadcast/video category and also in the large radio/audio category. 

The back-story behind Workshop's first data project on banks

In BankTracker, our long-running series that debuted in March 2009, we analyzed publicly available data to report on the financial health of the nation’s banks and credit unions. Though the project met with resistance from the banking association at the time, the updates continue to be welcomed by readers.


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