Center for Investigative Reporting
Grants to Center for Investigative Reporting
2012 (Duration 3 years)
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Established in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit investigative news organization that provides local and national audiences with deep, analytical, data-rich information and news essential for citizenship. Each year, the Center pursues about 50 major investigations on a range of issues. These investigations result in over 1,000 stories (in text, audio, video, data interactive, animation, or graphics) distributed through regional and national, commercial and public media news partners and directly to the public. This grant will provide general operating support to the Center.
2012 (Duration 1 year)
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports for the purpose of contributing to a better informed public. This grant supports TYT Investigates, a new multiplatform investigative documentary series being developed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in collaboration with The Young Turks Network. The Young Turks Network is best known for its flagship program, The Young Turks, a hosted news and culture program available online, on satellite radio, and more recently on Current TV. TYT Investigates will combine the serious journalism and video reporting capabilities of CIR with the non-traditional style and reach of The Young Turks Network to bring serious and timely investigative journalism about corporate and government accountability to a younger and more global audience. This grant supports the launch of TYT Investigates, and the research, production and distribution of four initial investigative reports.
2011 (Duration 4 years)
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports for the purpose of contributing to a better informed public. The Center's ability to produce and distribute its reports in any format -- print, video, various digital platforms, social media, and (soon) radio -- sets it apart from its peer organizations, making it a creative and effective organization. This institutional grant will be used for four purposes: to create a Venture Fund, raise the development capacity at the Center, upgrade and/or purchase new technology, and establish a reserve fund for legal defense and document purchases.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Investigative Reporting $1,850,000 between 2010 and 2013.
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