The stories uncovered opiates being handed out “like candy” to veterans, the nation’s failure to connect the missing and unidentified dead, dangerous conditions for oil field workers in North Dakota, and a culture of secrecy and alleged sex abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization.
The stories exposed sexual violence in the janitorial industry and questionable care at brain injury rehab centers around the country.
CIR identified a specific impact goal for the Dark Side of the Strawberry as an increase in awareness in the communities most affected by pesticide use. To achieve this, we needed a specialized plan for distribution and engagement.
This past year has been an important – and wild – one for us at Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Here’s a rundown of some of the dust we’ve kicked up, the changes we’ve spurred and the conversations we’ve started in 2015.
CIR looked more deeply into the impact of the news interactives we create and how we could calculate the costs and benefits of producing them.
For the past two years, CIR has convened some of the best minds media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world.
During Investiguemos, our daylong event with Open Society Foundations, participants discussed the challenges of reaching Spanish-speaking and bilingual communities through innovative journalism.
Over the years, The Center for Investigative Reporting has learned that there are as many ways to measure media impact as there are types of impact. So CIR has charted a five-step course to help you determine what impact means to your organization, and how it can be achieved.
At The Center for Investigative Reporting, we systematically track real-world change associated with our work. And soon, you will be able to do so, too.
The Center for Investigative Reporting and several other organizations met in Miami this month to share learnings and challenges associated with producing content for bilingual audiences.