Archives for February, 2014

Two investigations now available on Kindle

Posted: Feb. 26, 2014 | Tags: journalism, Koch brothers, reporting

In line with our mission to experiment with new economic models for creating and delivering investigating reporting, the Workshop has made two of its investigations available on Amazon's Kindle platform. 

Kindle users can now download Measuring Impact, our look at how nonprofit newsrooms can gauge their impact, and the Koch Club, our analysis of five years of political and charitable donations from Charles and David Koch. 

Measuring Impact

This report seeks to answer the two-pronged question, “What is ‘impact,’ and how can it be measured consistently across nonprofit newsrooms?” A review of recent, relevant literature and our informal conversations ...

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Upcoming events and trainings in investigative reporting

Posted: Feb. 24, 2014 | Tags: journalism

Several of the Investigative Reporting Workshop's editors and researchers are heading to Baltimore this week to take part in the annual conference of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). The event runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 and will feature in-depth explorations of how reporters can make use of spreadsheets, databases, online mapping, data analysis and other digital tools in investigative journalism. More information, including registration details and a day-by-day schedule are available at the Investigative Reporters and Editors website

Here's a rundown of some other upcoming events and trainings. 

The Online News Association's San ...

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Recent Posts

'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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