Welcoming international journalists

The Investigative Reporting Workshop welcomed journalists from around the globe at last week’s Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference, co-sponsoring a luncheon for international journalists.  The Friday lunch, co-sponsored by IRW and the Global Investigative Journalism Network, brought together journalists from nearly 30 countries, said Stephanie Klimstra, IRE’s director of events. More than 60 people …

TAP data helped reveal WhatsApp story

Records from IRW’s Accountability Project led reporters from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency down an investigative rabbit-hole, enabling them to elucidate the finances of Jan Koum. Koum, the famously reclusive WhatsApp founder, has “quietly become one of the largest donors to Jewish causes in the world,” JTA reporter Asaf Shalev found in a data-driven investigation. Koum, a Ukrainian-born Jew who …

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, …

‘The Hit’: New investigative doc

“The Hit,” a feature-length investigative documentary created by IRW’s Chris Halsne, continues to gain attention on the film-festival circuit.   The documentary premiered at the Landmark E Street Theater in March after being awarded top film in the Best of Metro D.C. category. Judges also named the documentary as an official selection of the Northern Virginia Film and Music …

‘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 …

Ambulance in front of hospital

Program wins Writers Guild Award

“The Healthcare Divide,” 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, has won a Writers Guild Award. The program, which aired in 2021, looked at disparities in American health care and the large urban hospitals hit hard by the pandemic. Reporters traveled …