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CIR launches Glassbreaker Films, a documentary initiative to support female filmmakers

— New initiative to empower women in filmmaking and investigative journalism — EMERYVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2017) – At a time when fact-based reporting and a diversity of perspectives is more critical than ever, The Center for Investigative Reporting announced today the official launch of Glassbreaker Films, an ambitious initiative to support women in documentary […]

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CIR names 2016-17 Reveal Investigative Fellows in inaugural year

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a national nonprofit newsroom in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced the recipients of the organization’s first-ever fellowship for journalists of color. The yearlong fellowship, made possible with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, stands to strengthen a field in which diversity of background and perspective […]

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Two new reporters are joining Reveal

We were looking for strong writers with a track record of unique stories who were ready to jump into our highly collaborative, multiplatform newsroom. Our job posting added this wishlist: “We value good team players, voracious idea generators, humility and a constant willingness to teach, learn and experiment.” Hundreds applied, and two applicants particularly aligned […]

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William R. Hearst III joins the Board of Directors at CIR

EMERYVILLE, CA (October 12, 2016) – The Center for Investigative Reporting, (CIR), welcomes William R. Hearst III, celebrated editor, publisher, philanthropist, and chairman of the board of Hearst, to its distinguished Board of Directors. Mr. Hearst will provide strategic guidance and advance the mission and sustainability of CIR as the nonprofit news organization continues to […]

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Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting launches new diversity fellowship

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Today, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a national nonprofit newsroom in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched a project-based fellowship for journalists of color. The Reveal Investigative Fellowship will help strengthen a field in which diversity of background and perspective are more crucial than in any other corner of media. […]

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CIR’s open-source Impact Tracker is live

Almost two years ago, I began the process of building an Impact Tracker at The Center for Investigative Reporting to help us better understand the results of our work. Flash forward to today, and we have a custom-built platform that is being used by more than 20 organizations around the world. Today, we are releasing […]