CIR co-founder Dan Noyes will be honored with a career achievement award by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter at its annual James Madison Awards banquet on March 18.

The announcement states:

Dan Noyes has spent his life committed to investigative reporting for the public good. In 1977, Noyes, Lowell Bergman, and David Weir, recognizing that in-depth reporting was slipping through the cracks at many major news outlets, founded the Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting. Over thirty years later, the increased ebb of news resources makes the non-profit CIR even more important. Noyes’ work expanding the Center’s reach into different media outlets and his tutoring of fledgling journalists deserves great honor.

Dan, more than anyone else, has held CIR together over the years, whether running the organization; serving on the board; working as a reporter and editor; or providing guidance, institutional memory and support.

When center staffers faced threats for a story on the Black Panthers in 1978, Dan temporarily moved CIR into his apartment. When the center’s executive director left in 2006, Dan stepped up to the helm, as he had many times before.

Over thirty years, Dan has been CIR’s anchor, and he certainly deserves this award. Congrats!