Workshop News

Charles Lewis to speak at Integrity20 conference

Oct. 19, 2016

Executive Editor Charles Lewis will travel to Brisbane, Australia, this week for an international conference called "Integrity20: Age of Insecurities."

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New students join Workshop in fall 2016

Oct. 19, 2016

We have a new staff again this fall, welcoming students to the Workshop who are in the current AU master's program; two from the University of Missouri; a visitor from Dusseldorf, Germany, studying politics, sociology and the media; and an undergrad intern in design and graphics.

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Hilary Niles on being a freelance journalist

Aug. 11, 2016

After her summer as an intern at the Workshop in 2012 and completing her master's at the Missouri School of Journalism, Hilary Niles creates her own reality as a freelancer.

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SPJ honors Lewis with Distinguished Service Award

June 16, 2016

The Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Charles Lewis with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, presented June 14, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Madden wins Schorr prize

May 23, 2016

Patrick Madden of NPR member station WAMU 88.5 is the winner of the annual Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, named for the respected NPR senior news analyst and veteran Washington journalist who died in 2010.  

Madden was cited for “Assault on Justice,” a collaboration with WAMU, the Investigative Reporting Workshop and Reveal News. The radio documentary and written story showed how often the charge of “assaulting a police officer” was used in the District of Columbia, questioning its potential for overuse particularly with minority men. 

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MacArthur awards Workshop $1.5 million

May 17, 2016

The Investigative Reporting Workshop will receive $1.5 million in general operating support over the next five years from the MacArthur Foundation, which today announced its renewed and expanded commitment to journalism and media.

The Workshop is one of 12 news organizations across the country to receive these unrestricted grants. 

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Hurricane Sandy recovery the focus of newest FRONTLINE

May 17, 2016

PBS FRONTLINE's newest program, "Business of Disaster," looks at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts. The joint FRONTLINE-NPR program, a co-production with the Investigative Reporting Workshop, will be broadcast nationwide and online and includes multiple radio pieces and a virtual reality short. 

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NHK reporter rejoins Workshop

May 9, 2016

Yoi Tateiwa returns to the Investigative Reporting Workshop in 2016-2017 as a scholar-in-residence.

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Students team with FRONTLINE pros

May 9, 2016

A new PBS/NPR investigation, "Business of Disaster," examines why thousands of residents of New Jersey and New York are still struggling three years after Hurricane Sandy devastated their communities.

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Student on Pulitzer team

April 26, 2016

Derek Hawkins, a Workshop intern and graduate journalism student, was on the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters, editors, researchers, photographers and graphic artists at The Washington Post. Learn more about Hawkins' involvement.

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Asian journalists wrestle with new rules

Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea news organizations face new challenges online as their governments now include internet activity in their regulatory structures. What used to be a niche for independent media has instead become a new battleground for freedom of expression. 

Seven signs Cuban media is moving toward openness

While it’s too soon to tell if a true sea change is in the works, here are seven relatively recent shifts in the Cuban mediasphere. Many of them would have seemed inconceivable just a few years ago and bear watching in the future.


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Gavin MacFadyen: A remembrance

American-born investigative journalist Gavin MacFadyen created and began directing the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London in 2003, and he was also a visiting professor at City University of London. He worked on more than 50 investigative television programs and helped to train journalists from around the world at his annual conferences. His firm support for data journalism had a major impact on its growth and success in the United Kingdom. He investigated and reported on stories about child labor; environmental pollution, the torture of political prisoners, neo-Nazis in Britain, Contra murders in Nicaragua, UK industrial accidents; Chinese organized crime; the CIA’s history; maritime piracy; election fraud in South America; diamond mines in South Africa; and Frank Sinatra’s connections with organized crime. 

Chuck Lewis attends the Integrity20 conference in Australia

Terrorism, corruption and the future of democracy — those are some of the topics that will be addressed at the Integrity20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, from Oct. 24-26. The conference aims to assemble “20 of the world’s most unique, courageous and provocative minds” to discuss some of the most important problems the world faces. One of the speakers will be Charles Lewis, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

Newseum celebrates Cronkite's legacy

Top journalists came together in Washington to remember the life and impact of news anchor Walter Cronkite, a journalist once known as “the most trusted man in America.” 

Can the next president rewrite the First Amendment?

The 2016 presidential election’s effect on free speech comes with a good-news-bad-news message: The Supreme Court is likely to continue protecting free speech for reporters and the public, but “secrecy creep” will probably worsen in executive agencies and the White House.

Lessons on media law

The Media Law Resource Center covered what journalists and journalism students need to know to be prepared to work in media, including copyright, censorship to recording laws, at a recent session at the National Press Club. The center is hosting a similar session at Boston University Oct. 17.


Workshop Partners

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, now, 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.


Investigating Power update

Investigating Power update

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.