2020 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting investigative reporting on issues of critical importance in the United States. Its investigative work explores topics including criminal justice, immigration, human rights, health care, workers' rights, climate change, and other underreported subjects critical to American life. Since 2013, it has co-produced "Reveal," the investigative podcast, heard via 500 public radio stations nationwide, and 1.5 million downloads, with PRX, which features its work and that of partner newsrooms working at the local, regional, and national level. It also produces documentaries and television news stories, publishes in-depth investigative reports, and partners with local and regional outlets to support local news coverage. This award provides general operating support and will result in more investigative journalism in the public interest, distributed in creative and strategic ways.
2015 • 5 years • Journalism & Media
The Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports. Its work reveals abuses of power and systemic social problems, particularly those that affect individuals and communities that are vulnerable and disenfranchised. Its investigations result in print, audio, video, interactive, data visualization, animation, and spoken word poetry reports disseminated by newspapers, magazines, digital news sites, and television and radio news programs, and as podcasts and live events. This general operating award will support the editorial leadership, which assigns and manages stories and ensures the highest standards of journalism across all projects; will provide the ability and flexibility to seed new reporting projects; and will fund core operations and infrastructure. The outcome is original and impactful journalism that often leads to policy and administrative change.
2012 • 3 years • Journalism & Media
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 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
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 • 4 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
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.
2009 • 3 years • Journalism & Media
In support of general operations (over three years).
2005 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support preliminary research for a documentary film exploring the debate over protecting intellectual property.
2004 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
In support of the documentary film "No Place to Hide: Stories from a Surveillance Society".
2002 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support a documentary film on international small-arms trafficking.
2000 • 1 year
To support a Frontline television documentary on U.S. military spending and readiness.
1999 • 1 year • Human Rights
To support a television documentary on U.S. military spending.
1993 • 1 year
To support institutional development to enable the generation of additional income from commercial sources (over two years).
1991 • 1 year
To support two documentaries (on national energy policy and campaign financing), to air on the PBS series "Frontline."