The Center for Public Integrity today undertook personnel and salary changes that put our organization on a solid financial footing for 2012. Sadly, that required laying off four professionals who are valued colleagues and friends. These are the positions we have had to cut:
Two of our Managing Editors; an Office Manager; and a videographer.
These individuals have done outstanding work for the Center and their commitment and loyalty have been valued enormously. We wish them the very best for the future.
Five other open positions have been eliminated and there has been some additional restructuring.
With the support of our board, we are going into 2012 with a leaner budget by about $2 million. We believe we have taken appropriate action, however hard, to remain effective as one of the strongest non-profit investigative journalism organizations anywhere. We are committed to delivering outstanding journalism in the public interest with a slightly smaller and even more efficient digital newsroom.
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A story in Politico today raises questions about The Center for Public Integrity’s investigative reporting practices as these relate to our 2010 Looting the Seas project on the massive global black market in blue fin tuna.
The Center for Public Integrity today was honored with two 2011 EPPY awards from Editor & Publisher. The winning categories: Best Enterprise Feature on a Website and Best Investigative Website with Under 250,000 Monthly Visitors.
The Center for Public Integrity and the Paley Center for Media presented a program on innovative approaches to funding and producing investigative journalism.
The event consisted of three panels: Anatomy of an Investigative Report, New Models for Investigative Journalism and Next Big Thing: New Tools for Digital Digging. You can watch the panels in full below, or see a summary of the best talking points and tweets compiled through Storify.