The Center for Investigative Reporting, one of America’s leading nonprofit news organizations, will play a leadership role in a new investigative journalism initiative launched by Alabama Media Group.
Alabama Media Group and CIR announced today that Robert J. Rosenthal, executive director of CIR, will serve as senior adviser and inaugural contributor to a new fellowship in the Alabama Investigative Journalism Lab.
The lab, an initiative of Alabama Media Group, will encourage innovation in digital journalism through storytelling that will maximize audience engagement around significant and complex stories.
“It’s rewarding for me and CIR to be asked to work with the journalists in Alabama,” Rosenthal said. “This lab gives CIR an opportunity to share our own best practices and lessons learned about investigative reporting and storytelling across platforms. Our goal in this lab is to help create a successful model that can be carried forward that underscores the value of collaboration and shows that investigative reporting makes a difference in a community.”
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