Center awarded $2.9 million grant for coverage of state government

Center dramatically expanding its reporting on influence of special interests on state governments.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… nvestigative reporting at the state level,” said Center Executive Editor Bill Buzenberg, who noted it is especially important given the “sharp decrease in state …"

Center honored for making government more transparent

Society of Professional journalists honors Center for making government more transparent.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ols and then shortchanged on alternative education. Executive Director Bill Buzenberg said of the award: "The Center for Public integrity is deeply honored by t …"

25 years, countless investigations and 935 lies

By Charles Lewis

Founder Chuck Lewis tells how the Center for Public Integrity came to be in this excerpt from his new book.

Excerpts from this story referencing "journalist":

"… t, and outrageous (though mostly legal) corruption. My dream was a kind of journalistic utopia—an investigative milieu in which no one would tell me who or wh …"

"… r government interests bent on burying the truth. I recruited two trusted journalist friends, Alejandro Benes and Charles Piller, to serve on the board of dire …"

"… Burns, Notre Dame president emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh, and veteran journalist Hodding Carter. And by May 1990, the Center had secured enough money from …"

"… for-profit newsrooms, because today’s advertising-supported, major-media journalists are generally expected to run full-speed on “the hamster wheel,” as D …"

Center sues in an effort to make Medicare Advantage files public

By Fred Schulte

Center sues to make records public.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicaid":

"… r reporter Fred Schulte requested records from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an arm of HHS, in a May 21, 2013, letter. The letter asked …"

Center for Public Integrity's executive director stepping down

Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization begins search for a replacement.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… er eight years at the helm, Center for Public Integrity Executive Director Bill Buzenberg announced today that he will be stepping down from the nonprofit, investig …"

"… nt is named. “I want to extend the Board’s thanks and appreciation to Bill Buzenberg for his remarkable leadership as executive director of the Center,” said …"

Center wins first Pulitzer Prize

Winning investigation exposed the systematic denial of benefits to sufferers of black lung disease by lawyers and doctors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "ABC News":

"… of the three-part, 25,000-word series was produced in partnership with the ABC News Investigative Unit, whose work included an in-depth Nightline segment. The …"

Center's report on black lung wins prestigious Goldsmith Prize

Investigation detailed denials of black lung benefits to coal miners.

Excerpts from this story referencing "ABC News":

"… gation written by Center reporter Chris Hamby in partnership with the ABC News Brian Ross investigative unit. The series illuminated how doctors and lawy …"

"… ris Zubak-Skees of the Center and Matthew Mosk and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News. Other finalists for this year’s Goldsmith Prize included a Center repo …"

Center wins Polk award for financial coverage

By The Center for Public Integrity

Award honors 'After the Meltdown,' which showed those most responsible for financial crisis living in luxury.

Excerpts from this story referencing "JPMorgan Chase":

"… ore aggressive in their pursuit of sanctions against corporate wrongdoing. JPMorgan Chase for example, entered into multibillion dollar settlements with the governm …"

Two Center projects named finalists for Goldsmith investigative reporting prize

By The Center for Public Integrity

Pair of investigations named finalists for prestigious Goldsmith Prize.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… d as finalists for this important prize,” said Center Executive Director Bill Buzenberg. “Both of these projects took more than a year of hard work and were ext …"

Weekly Watchdog: Counting impact and awards

By Bill Buzenberg

Counting impact and awards

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… porters and editors engaged in this award-winning work. Until Next Week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

Crowd-funding our watchdog reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

Support the Center and other public interest groups by making a donation to Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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"… reporting.” I couldn’t have said it better.  Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

Support our crowd-funded project and actor John Cusack will match it

By The Center for Public Integrity

Freedom of the Press Foundation's latest crowd-funding campaign includes The Center, two more new outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… we can bring more attention and funding to our investigative work,” said Bill Buzenberg, The Center’s Executive Director.   The Center for Public Integrity …"

Watchdog 6/20/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… s leadership role in the investigative news sector.Until next week, Bill BuzenbergExecutive DirectorU.S. Chamber, GOP block election transparency billIn 2010 …"

Wachdog 6/7/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… The record spending total was made possible thanks to the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision—which had the effect of invalidating Wisconsin's century-old ba …"

Watchdog 5/24/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… ashington there are about 12,000 lobbyists—that's 23 for every member of Congress. This undue influence of money has a corrosive effect on our political sys …"

Watchdog 5/10/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican primary":

"… to super PACsIndiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday to Richard Mourdock, a tea party favorite who enjoyed huge back …"

Weekly Watchdog 5/3/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… estigative Reporting Workshop at American University.Until next week, Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director 10 donors represent a third of contributions to sup …"

Weekly Watchdog 4/12/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… or the Columbia University John B. Oakes Award.Until next week,  Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director  NRA, conservatives unite on voter turnoutThe …"

Ohio Democrats demand transparency task force in response to D grade

By Caitlin Ginley

Lawmakers cite State Integrity Investigation in calling for task force, new legislation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ntrols both the state House and Senate, as well as the governor’s office.Bill Buzenberg, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, said he stands by …"

Weekly Watchdog 3/8/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… will play a huge role in the presidential contest as well.Until Next Week,Bill BuzenbergExecutive DirectorSuper PACs, super spending Heading into Super Tuesday, sp …"

Weekly Watchdog 2/2/12

Watchdog

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ct called Consider the Source. Please bookmark the page and visit often. --Bill Buzenberg, executive directorPro-Romney PAC surges with $30M - mostly from investors …"

The weekly watchdog: Dec. 5 - Dec. 9

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ze honors our new digital front door, iwatchnews.org.Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

Staff changes at the Center

By Bill Buzenberg

CPI undertakes personnel, salary changes that include employee layoffs

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… nterest with a slightly smaller and even more efficient digital newsroom.--Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director …"

Center stands firmly behind its award-winning investigative work

By Bill Buzenberg

Center stands firmly behind its award-winning investigative work in Looting the Seas I

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ly in the best tradition of the Center’s high quality investigative work.Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director …"

The weekly watchdog: Nov. 21 - Nov. 23

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Inc.":

"… 013.Newt’s Giant Money MachineThe three pillars of what’s often dubbed Newt Inc. — two for-profit groups and one defunct political committee — raked in …"

The weekly watchdog: Nov. 14 - Nov. 18

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… n. You can watch an archived video of the event here.Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 24 - Oct. 28

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ter will also live-stream the program online.  Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 17 - Oct. 21

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colorado":

"… eting, according to Eisenman: her complaints that workers at her branch in Colorado were falsifying documents and manipulating the home appraisal process. The …"

The weekly watchdog: Sept. 19 - Sept. 23

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… tly Subsidy SurvivesIt just goes to show that once a program is created in Washington, it’s very hard to kill. The Essential Air Service subsidy was designed …"

The weekly watchdog: Sept. 12 - Sept. 16

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Solyndra":

"… rg.Until next week,Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director …"

"… ed the New Solyndra?There are some troubling similarities between bankrupt Solyndra's troubles and LightSquared, a wireless company with deep connections into …"

"… o partially offset the hard-money fundraising gap enjoyed by the Democrats.Solyndra Saga ContinuesThe ill-fated and bankrupt solar company Solyndra is still i …"

"… Democrats.Solyndra Saga ContinuesThe ill-fated and bankrupt solar company Solyndra is still in the news, thanks to more exclusive coverage from iWatch News. …"

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