I had always heard investigative reporting discussed in terms of corporate and government accountability. Reporters seek the information that others have overlooked or intentionally sought to suppress. We pursue a topic over weeks or months, reaching out to every potential source and obtaining any available documents before offering the public the most complete, accurate understanding …
The number of nonprofit newsrooms is growing as local outlets disappear around the country.
At the 2021 virtual IRE journalism conference on June 14, two Florida reporters showcased their favorite local stories from the past year, including “really great tips that we basically think you can steal.”
Full video of our recent webinar with journalists Harry Jaffe and Margaret Engel of SpotlightDC on fundraising investigative projects.
FRONTLINE, NPR and IRW investigate the growing inequities in American healthcare in the documentary “The Healthcare Divide.” Join us for a 5/20 virtual event with producers Emma Schwartz and Fritz Kramer, NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan and healthcare professionals.
IRW’s Accountability Project now includes two decades of searchable federal spending data, recently expanded to include all contracts and financial assistance awarded by the federal government since FY2001.
ESPN’s Dwayne Bray leads a panel discussion titled “Charting a Path: How to Bring Diverse Approaches to Investigative Projects.”
The Accountability Project is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to search across a wide array of data that often has been acquired using open-records laws or obtained directly from agency sites.
Requesting and parsing public documents have always been integral parts of the investigative reporter’s toolkit, but COVID-19 has made the process even more difficult.
The documentary “Athlete A” has brought new attention to The Indianapolis Star’s investigations into systemic sexual abuse at USA Gymnastics and by sports doctor Larry Nassar.