WASHINGTON, D.C. — I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. When I lived at home before college, my family and I went to church every Sunday. I got ashes on my forehead every Ash Wednesday. When I was accepted into Georgetown University, my delighted grandmother called it Catholic Harvard. I knew I was Catholic, …
NEW YORK — At the beginning of my sophomore year at the University of Michigan, I wrote a column for The Michigan Daily, UM’s student newspaper, about the overwhelming lack of diversity in classical music and the question of separating artists from their artwork. I study classical music composition; at the time, I was a …
People who live in disadvantaged communities are resigned to reporters dropping in to cover tragedy or systemic problems. But it’s important to cover the good times too, said Nashville Public Radio’s Meribah Knight during a recent IRE panel.
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.
A roundup of recent news and headlines from the Investigative Reporting Workshop.
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.