Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will be a frequent visitor to the Center for Investigative Reporting in the months ahead, with the goal of learning more about how investigative reporters do their work and how CIR is creating its multimedia storytelling. Craig, who concedes a deep interest in but not a great deal of knowledge about […]
Hear our interview with CIR reporter Aaron Glantz about his ongoing investigation into the state of veterans affairs across the United States.
For me, it has always been about the story. Today, as the merger between the Center for Investigative Reporting and The Bay Citizen becomes official, it will continue to be about the story.
The opportunities that lie ahead for everyone at the Center for Investigative Reporting are energizing and exciting. And the challenges are daunting. Our merger with The Bay Citizen announced today puts us in a unique position as journalists, innovators, technologists and, yes, entrepreneurs. I worked in newspapers for decades, starting as a copy boy and […]
I am privileged and honored to write today that the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch has won the George Polk Award for our multi-platform series on aggressive billing practices at a Southern California hospital chain, Prime Healthcare Services.
At a time of extreme change and turmoil in the world of news, MacArthur’s recognition and investment in CIR underscores the value and influence investigative news has in today’s world.
I’ve learned many lessons in my time at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Some I knew already. Others I had forgotten. And then there were some new things I should have known and had to learn the hard way.
As 2011 began, the Center for Investigative Reporting and its robust new creation, California Watch, were in good shape. We had received a great deal of positive publicity the previous year and earned recognition within the journalism community, which helped with fundraising.
As reporters and editors began to arrive from around the country in August 2009, we had the energy, and the chaos, of a startup.
The Center for Investigative Reporting was poised to undergo a dramatic relaunch in the spring of 2008, taking us fully into the age of the Internet and beyond, but if you visited our humble Berkeley office, it would have been impossible to imagine the changes ahead.