Aug. 28, 2014
SAVE THE DATE: Showtime Networks will re-run the "Years of Living Dangerously" in September. All nine episodes of the Emmy Award-winning documentary series will be shown on the following days:
• Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
• Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
• Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT
Aug. 15, 2014
Executive Editor Charles Lewis will speak at universities and special events this fall about his new book, "935 Lies."
Aug. 13, 2014
The "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary series on climate change has been awarded "The EMA Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Content Award" for 2014.
June 2, 2014
"Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria," a PBS FRONTLINE documentary that aired last October and was co-produced by the Workshop, has won the Seventh Annual NIHCM — National Institute for Health Care Management — Foundation Health Care Television and Radio Journalism Award, which includes a $10,000 prize.
May 16, 2014
Executive Editor Chuck Lewis has recently won two awards, and students have moved from their roles as graduate researchers to full-time jobs at the New Republic and the National Journal.
Dec. 16, 2013
Summer internship applications — a cover letter and resume — are being accepted by email from Jan. 2-Feb. 1.
Oct. 11, 2013
John Sullivan, a senior editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and a reporter on The Washington Post's investigative team, will talk about the unique partnership between the university and the news organization at a special forum at Columbia University. The event, titled "Classrooms as Newsrooms: Teaching Journalism in the Real World," will be held Oct. 26. The Workshop is a professional, nonprofit newsroom based at the School of Communication at American University, and is one of 18 such university-affiliated newsrooms in the country.
July 26, 2013
The Workshop explored how to measure impact in a new report, "The art, science and mystery of nonprofit news assessment." Now the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University weighs in, crediting authors Charles Lewis and Hilary Niles with "advancing a conversation that will hopefully allow newsrooms and foundations to communicate openly and honestly about their expectations and goals. After all, at the core, they share an interest in honoring the reader by providing journalism as a public service."
“Most of the conversation to date has been led by the grantors, but they’re not the ones doing the work,” Lewis told Caroline O'Donovan at Nieman. “They’re funding it, they’re collaborating on it, but the ones who are producing it are pretty deep in the trench. It would be useful for there to be a more common understanding of what are some of the guidepost elements.”
Lewis and former Workshop intern Niles produced the report to differentiate between reach and impact and highlight some of the methods that seem to be working for nonprofits. They cited the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's methodology, which also was recently featured at the annual conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors.
July 22, 2013
The Koch Club, our two-year examination of the Koch brothers' funding of nonprofit and educational institutions, led to a number of high-profile blog posts and follow-up stories, first with Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article, and a few days later, to a comprehensive overview by the Columbia Journalism Review.