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Charles Lewis and Gordon Witkin reflect on the lives and careers of Phillip Knightley and David Donald, two renowned investigative journalists who died earlier this month. Knightley was well-known for his work on holding drug manufacturers accountable for the widespread use of the drug thalidomide, which caused birth defects across Europe. Donald was one of the pioneers and leaders of modern, computer-assisted data journalism. You can see their tributes here on the ICIJ website.
David Donald died Dec. 10, 2016 after a yearlong battle with cancer. In January, the Workshop will host an event to remember his life and work, and IRE will honor him by creating a fund in his name to further data journalism.
Executive Editor Charles Lewis will travel to a conference at Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism to talk about the future of investigative journalism and collaboration.
Easy solutions were not in sight when Google News and NPR looked at the future of journalism and restoring the public's trust in media.
President-elect Donald J. Trump didn't spend much time on the campaign trail discussing education, but experts say the White House's policy agenda — coupled with Republican control of Congress — could have a big impact on the nation's schools.
We publish online and in print, often teaming up with other news organizations. We're working now on a new program with FRONTLINE producers, to air later in the year, and on the "Years of Living Dangerously," a series on climate change that has begun airing on Showtime. A story last year on the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention centers was co-published with The New York Times. Our updates to our long-running BankTracker project, in which you can view the financial health of every bank and credit union in the country, have been published with msnbc.com, now nbcnews.com, and we co-published stories in our What Went Wrong series on the economy with The Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media. Our graduate students are working as researchers with Washington Post reporters, and our new senior editor is a member of the Post's investigative team. Learn more on our partners page.
Profiles of notable journalists and their stories of key moments in U.S. history in the last 50 years can be found on the Investigating Power site. See Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis' latest video interviews as well as historic footage and timelines. You can also read more about the project and why we documented these groundbreaking examples of original, investigative journalism that helped shape or change public perceptions on key issues of our time, from civil rights to Iraq, here.