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'New Newsrooms' wins research award

Posted: May 3, 2017 | Tags: Impact

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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.

In “The New Newsrooms,” Executive Editor Charles Lewis reflected on the unlikely growth of nonprofit journalism and its profound impact as revelations of government secrets, money-laundering and corruption have been exposed, sometimes by journalists at great personal risk.

“Pietro

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Pietro Lombardi  

In addition to Lewis' essay, Pietro Lombardi and Daniel Farber-Ball reported on the funding, personnel, transparency, legal and ethical standards and professional challenges of organizations around the globe. 

The two were graduate researchers at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the time. Lombardi, who was at American University on a Fulbright, now works as a news assistant in the Wall Street Journal’s Rome bureau, reporting and writing. He previously had a three-month internship at CNN in London and worked as a data journalist with the Reuters Foundation. 

“Daniel

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Daniel Farber-Ball  

Farber-Ball moved back to Israel in December to become a producer at i24NEWS, an international news channel with bureaus in Tel Aviv, New York and Washington. The network broadcasts in English, French and Arabic, and recently started broadcasting on some U.S. cable providers. Farber-Ball produces a daily live news show called DEBRIEF, an in-depth, discussion-driven program.

Kelly Martin, a longtime contributor to the Workshop as a designer and graphic artist, created the charts and maps for the "New Newsrooms" package. Martin is undertaking several new Workshop projects and a redesign of the site.

The 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Awards will be presented at a dinner at the National Press Club  in Washington on June 23. This is the Workshop’s second Research in Journalism Award. The first was for “Measuring Impact, the Art, Science and Mystery of Nonprofit News Assessment.”

 




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