Archives for June, 2014

Mentoring the next generation

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 ...

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Banktracker Updates

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 ...

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CNN anchor reflects on censorship, challenges

Posted: June 8, 2014 | Tags: journalism, Newseum

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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 ...

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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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