IRE Watchdog Workshop for journalists comes to DC

Journalists looking to hone their investigative skills can learn from the pros at IRE’s Washington, D.C., Watchdog Workshop this weekend. The Investigative Reporters & Editors event includes panels and training sessions with veteran journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and others. Experts will explain how …

Flags on a damaged church after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria.

FRONTLINE, NPR, IRW collaborate on new program about Puerto Rico

More than seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, damaging or destroying homes and demolishing much of the island’s infrastructure, more than a hundred thousand Americans are still without power, as part of the worst blackout in U.S. history. On Tuesday, May 1, in Blackout in Puerto Rico, FRONTLINE and …

Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone medal

The Investigative Reporting Workshop’s own Charles Lewis is receiving a major award for his support of investigative journalism. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is honoring Lewis, IRW’s founding executive editor, with the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. The award honors investigative reporter I.F. Stone and goes out annually to a …

IRW launches interactive on antibiotic resistance

“Nightmare Bacteria: Life Without Antibiotics” is a new interactive multimedia project of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The producers are Larry Kirkman, former dean of the School of Communication and filmmaker-in-residence at IRW, and Robin Mudge, a former AU professor and consultant for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with extensive television experience in the UK. This interactive …

‘Sunshine Week’ brings freedom of information events to DC

The Society of Professional Journalists is hosting “Sunshine Week” from March 11-17 in the District. The initiative promotes open government and the importance of journalists’ access to information. Traci Hughes, former director of the Office of Open Government, will speak March 13 at the Open Government Summit, led by the D.C. Open Government Coalition. Her …

First-time George Polk Award winners recognized at National Press Club

Three online publications clinched a George Polk Award in Journalism for the first time in the 69-year history of the awards. BuzzFeed, VICE News and The Intercept were among 17 winners announced last week at the National Press Club in advance of an awards luncheon in April in New York. John Darnton, curator of the …

Reporters show what’s behind the Russian investigation through their coverage

Reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post said government officials have leaked more information to the media under the current White House administration than they have under any other president. Michael Schmidt, a national security reporter for the Times, and Greg Miller, national security correspondent for the Post, said their stories depend …

The power of reporters, working together

The following essay by Charles Lewis is excerpted from a new book, “Global Teamwork: The Rise of Collaboration in Investigative Journalism,” edited by Richard Sambrook and published by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford. The future potential for increased collaborative research and journalism is enormous and exciting to imagine. And the dynamics driving …