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 …

How the NFL blocks Black coaches

Nearly two decades after the NFL enacted the Rooney Rule, teams’ hiring and firing practices still disadvantage Black coaches at every turn — and it’s getting worse, a Washington Post investigation found.

Pew: Young journalists, journalists of color most likely to join unions

In an industry in which coverage of labor concerns often overlaps with personal worries about wages and benefits, journalists are increasingly turning to unions at news outlets nationwide.  About one-in-six U.S. journalists at news outlets are part of a union, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. The survey suggests, too, that unions are …

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Protect water or advance green energy

The green economy creates a tug-of-war in Northeast Minnesota, where companies seeking mining rights for critical minerals challenge those who want to protect pristine waterways.

Film fest returns to in-person events

The best investigations are no longer conveyed in newsprint alone. Industry innovators are experimenting with newer media — from podcasts to graphics to films — to convey the gravity of their work in creative formats.  The Double Exposure Film Festival, co-sponsored annually by IRW, is just that: a collaboration between journalists and documentarians, culminating in …