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Coming Dec. 9: Hired Guns, a CIR and CNN investigation

A yearlong investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN has found that despite the image of safety they project, armed guards often pose a threat in an industry rife with lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability.

Dec 2, 2014
Inside the Newsroom

3 projects co-produced by CIR nominated for Emmy Awards

The nominations recognize investigations into sexual abuse and harassment of migrant women broadcast on FRONTLINE; fraudulent drug and alcohol rehab programs on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”; and overprescription of narcotic painkillers by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on PBS NewsHour.

Jul 15, 2014
Rape in the Fields

‘Rape in the Fields’ wins Robert F. Kennedy award

A collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision, the documentary exposed the widespread sexual harassment and assault of female agricultural workers in the United States.

May 13, 2014
Money and Politics

UCLA responds

On April 11, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh responded to CIR's report. Dear Mr. Katches and Mr. Salladay: It is regrettable that your April 8th story about “luxury” expenses continues to misrepresent the realities of fundraising at UCLA. Travel is increasingly important to securing the funding necessary to further our public, educational mission.

Apr 11, 2014

UC responds

The University of California responded to our story, which also was published in partner publications in a condensed form. To the editors: While the University of California appreciates the attention that the Center for Investigative Reporting recently gave to the UC endowment, I would like to address its shortcomings.  First, the limited scope of the

Mar 3, 2014

How we calculated universities’ endowment performance

The Center for Investigative Reporting’s analysis of the University of California’s endowment performance focused on the 10 U.S. universities with the largest endowments, based on data compiled by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Investment performance data was obtained directly from each university.  CIR obtained weighted returns for the system’s individual campuses and

Feb 20, 2014