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CIR studies impact of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary

“Heroin(e),” a short documentary highlighting the work of three women battling the opioid crisis in West Virginia, has inspired far-reaching effects. The Netflix original documentary, directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and co-produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and Requisite Films, follows three women working to break the cycle of drug abuse in Huntington, a

Nov 8, 2018

Meet the newest Reveal hires

We recently added four new accomplished journalists to our team, welcoming a new senior editor to our radio team and three new faces to our expanding audience team. Get to know them a little bit: Dylan Bergeson, a senior social video producer, is leading our new foray into social video. He comes to us from AJ+,

Oct 24, 2018

Reveal launches newsroom collaborations in San Jose, New Orleans

Newsrooms in San Jose and New Orleans are the first to join Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting in a new local news collaborations program. Media outlets in both cities will work with Reveal over the next year on investigative stories and events designed to help them reach new audiences.

Aug 22, 2018

2 Reveal projects nominated for Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week named two collaborative projects from Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting as finalists for the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Co-produced with Netflix, “Heroin(e)” earned a nod in the outstanding short documentary category. Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon, the

Jul 27, 2018

The Center for Investigative Reporting names Christa Scharfenberg as CEO

The Center for Investigative Reporting, the nation’s first nonprofit investigative journalism organization, has appointed a new chief executive officer, the CIR board announced today. Acting CEO Christa Scharfenberg has been elevated to the position effective immediately. Scharfenberg, who has been acting CEO since September 2017, previously was the head of studio, overseeing CIR’s audio and

Jul 10, 2018

Reveal hires Bobby Caina Calvan as local collaborations editor

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has hired veteran journalist Bobby Caina Calvan as collaborations editor for Reveal Local Labs, a new role to foster news partnerships that produce investigative journalism in four communities over the next two years. Calvan comes to CIR from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Jul 2, 2018

3 Reveal reporters are Livingston Awards finalists

Three journalists from Reveal have been named finalists for the Livingston Awards — a national honor bestowed on journalists under 35 — for their investigations into rehab work camps and domestic terrorism.

May 2, 2018
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