Summer intern applications open

Interested in an IRW summer internship? Submit a cover letter and other material between now and Feb. 24 through this online application. IRW interns work as researchers, reporters, data analysts and graphic designers. Preferred majors include journalism, communication, film, public policy, public health, history or economics. IRW publishes in-depth stories about government and corporate accountability on topics ranging …

Environment again in focus as 2022 winds down

We’re closing out 2022 with stories that have been underway for many months with several different partners and some in new areas of coverage — but all tied to our core mission of accountability.   Living with proof of pollution In June, Public Health Watch, the Investigative Reporting Workshop and Grist published a year-long investigation about …

Waiting for water

When Ward Walker moved to the seaside village of Stebbins, Alaska, in 1995, he was told there would be running water within the next five years. The 63-year-old, who recently retired as vice mayor of the village of roughly 650, now says he’ll be happy if it happens before he dies. Stebbins became Walker’s home …

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 …