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.
ESPN’s Dwayne Bray leads a panel discussion titled “Charting a Path: How to Bring Diverse Approaches to Investigative Projects.”
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.
At my first international investigative reporting conference, held in Moscow in September 1992, I had an exciting epiphany that the best investigative journalism is necessarily collaborative and thus requires reporters and editors to work together. Five years later, I founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for the Panama Papers and numerous other awards.
Over the course of 2020, the Investigative Reporting Workshop produced 20 investigations into subject areas we’ve focused on since we began publishing 11 years ago: Banking, immigration, health and the environment.
Former IRW interns are now reporting or editing at The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, The Louisville Courier-Journal, the Treasure Coast newspapers, the Island Packet and the St. Cloud Times Media, among many other places.