Charles Lewis

CPI honors Lewis with fellowship naming 

IRW’s founding Executive Editor Charles Lewis was honored earlier this month for his 45-year career in journalism, which includes the founding of several award-winning nonprofit newsrooms in addition to accolades won when he was a TV producer.  Journalists from Mother Jones, Bloomberg Industry Group, USA Today and FRONTLINE along with colleagues and supporters were among …

Post partnership tracking police shootings continues

The Washington Post’s data team has built and maintained “Fatal Force,” a publicly available database of police shootings across the country, with some help from the Investigative Reporting Workshop for the last seven years. The project, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for national reporting and honored earlier this year with a Peabody Award, has …

Listening to life

Chicago Public Media Associate Editor Margot Susca’s favorite podcast remains This American Life, which in 2020 was the first-ever radio program to win a Pulitzer Prize. The site describes its history and influence this way: “Back in 1999, the American Journalism Review declared that the program was ‘in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution’ and …

Career satisfaction high among journalists, but industry-wide concerns remain

Most of the 12,000 surveyed U.S.-based journalists are happy with their jobs. But worries about misinformation, partisanship and online harassment remain, according to a recent survey. Most journalists are happy with their jobs. But the majority of U.S.-based journalists also recognize the wide-ranging challenges facing the press, from the proliferation of misinformation to the lack …

Young journalists take next steps

A Pulitzer: The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, “For its compellingly told and vividly presented account of the assault on Washington on January 6, 2021, providing the public with a thorough and unflinching understanding of one of the nation’s darkest days.“ Graduate students working in The Washington Post practicum under John Sullivan, a …

Washington Post wins Pulitzer for Public Service

The Washington Post received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service May 9 for its “compellingly told and vividly presented account of the assault on Washington on January 6, 2021, providing the public with a thorough and unflinching understanding of one of the nation’s darkest days.“ The winning submission included “The Attack,” about what happened before, …

‘Heathcare Divide’ nominated for a Peabody

“The Healthcare Divide” has been nominated for a Peabody Award in the News category. The program is one the most recent of many collaborations over the years among veteran FRONTLINE writer-producer Rick Young and his team, NPR and the Investigative Reporting Workshop. It also recently won a Writers Guild Award. The program, which aired in 2021, looked …

Border City captures coverage of Tijuana

The Los Angeles Times Studios released Border City recently, an eight-part podcast that has consumed IRW contributing editor Susan White and her friend and reporter Sandra Dibble for several years. Dibble reported on Tijuana, Mexico, for the San Diego Union-Tribune for 28 years. She now lives in Imperial Beach, California, “close enough to see Tijuana’s lights from my terrace,” she wrote in …

Internships open

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, an independent, nonprofit news organization based at American University, is looking for smart, engaged college students and recent graduates from around the country for internships in the summer of 2022. Positions include researchers/reporters, data journalists, videographers, graphic designers and web producers. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Preferred majors …