How we develop print and online partners
Our longest partnerships in publishing to-date are PBS FRONTLINE and The Washington Post.
We also have co-published and distributed our stories WAMU-FM, Reveal News, the New Yorker, ABC World News Tonight, Politico, the Philadelphia Inquirer, McClatchy newspapers, Mother Jones magazine, New America Media and the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
Sometimes we share the reporting process, such as our summer 2011 partnership with San Francisco-based New America Media on the foreclosure crisis, which looked at particularly hard-hit ethnic communities in northern California and in Maryland’s Prince George’s county, the country’s largest majority-minority county. Our stories were translated into three languages and distributed to ethnic press outlets in print as well as online.
In 2020, we published a series of stories about toxic air around oil refineries nationwide in partnership with E&E News and NBC News. In 2021, we published a series of stories about water management problems in New Orleans in partnership with WWNO.
And we announced in August of 2021 our latest collaborator: Public Health Watch, a new investigative site, national in scope and based in Austin, Texas. Longtime, award-winning reporter and editor Jim Morris heads the organization, and is working with IRW staffers and his own teams on health stories related to accountability with the aim of exposing injustices.