Posts tagged 'Impact'

'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.

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Nat Geo tracks wildlife exploitation

Posted: Nov. 28, 2015 | Tags: Impact

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Editor's note: As a graduate student at American University, Rachael Marcus Bale researched the U.S. drone programs and a project on the Koch brothers' wide-ranging influence for the Investigative Reporting Workshop. She is also a former graduate fellow and full-time reporter at the Center for Public Integrity and a former reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is now part of a new investigative team at National Geographic.

Elephants are about a generation away from going extinct. At least 30,000 are killed every year, just for their ivory. Rhinos numbers are dropping ...

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Small steps, real impact

Posted: March 22, 2015 | Tags: Impact, journalism, Shattered dreams

By Christina Animashaun and Mel Jones

As reporters, we’re always wondering, and hoping, that our stories have impact. Maybe a law will be enacted or improved, a high mark that everyone can see and cheer.  Sometimes impact is expressed in smaller ways — a neighborhood joins together to sort out what went wrong; someone shows concern by using his or her position to make changes; an official announces an investigation or a policy change.

We looked at three investigations in which we contributed research and reporting to Washington Post teams and found three different outcomes. And very real impact.

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