‘Sunshine Week’ brings freedom of information events to DC

The Society of Professional Journalists is hosting “Sunshine Week” from March 11-17 in the District. The initiative promotes open government and the importance of journalists’ access to information. Traci Hughes, former director of the Office of Open Government, will speak March 13 at the Open Government Summit, led by the D.C. Open Government Coalition. Her …

First-time George Polk Award winners recognized at National Press Club

Three online publications clinched a George Polk Award in Journalism for the first time in the 69-year history of the awards. BuzzFeed, VICE News and The Intercept were among 17 winners announced last week at the National Press Club in advance of an awards luncheon in April in New York. John Darnton, curator of the …

Reporters show what’s behind the Russian investigation through their coverage

Reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post said government officials have leaked more information to the media under the current White House administration than they have under any other president. Michael Schmidt, a national security reporter for the Times, and Greg Miller, national security correspondent for the Post, said their stories depend …

The power of reporters, working together

The following essay by Charles Lewis is excerpted from a new book, “Global Teamwork: The Rise of Collaboration in Investigative Journalism,” edited by Richard Sambrook and published by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford. The future potential for increased collaborative research and journalism is enormous and exciting to imagine. And the dynamics driving …

Charles Lewis travels to Oxford

Charles Lewis will travel to England in December to participate in an Oxford University investigative journalism collaborations roundtable. Lewis, who founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in 1997 on the premise of collaboration among journalists across news organizations and countries, will speak about the recent success of the Panama Papers project due in part …

Charles Lewis to speak at Integrity20 conference

Chuck Lewis travels to Australia this week for the “Integrity20: Age of Insecurities” conference, participating as one of “20 of the world’s most unique, courageous and provocative minds.” He will talk about the dysfunction of democracy and widespread disillusion with government and the news media — and what he calls “the most bizarre U.S. presidential …

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SPJ honors Lewis with Distinguished Service Award

The Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Charles Lewis with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, presented Tuesday night at the National Press Club in Washington. Former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie wrote Lewis’ introduction, which was read by Stephen Taylor, a freelance reporter and producer for Fox News Radio …