Meet Center reporters at our Nov. 13 event in D.C.

By William Gray

Center for Public Integrity is holding its 2nd Silver Symposium at the National Press Club, and you're invited.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bill Buzenberg":

"… r and reflect on the leadership and impact of outgoing Executive Director, Bill Buzenberg. His contributions to journalism over 40 years are immeasurable and during …"

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 "Nashville":

"… nt’s Installation Banquet at Excellence in Journalism 2014 on Sept. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Read more in the official press release from the Society of Profes …"

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 "Journalism":

"… hamster wheel,” as Dean Starkman so insightfully put it in the Columbia Journalism Review. The advent of the Internet, which makes publication so much easier …"

"… ite devoted to international exposés,” according to the Encyclopedia of Journalism. One mark of an enduring institution is the ability to survive one or more …"

"… orms of litigation. To provide such a shield, the Fund for Independence in Journalism, a 509 (a) (3) endowment and legal defense support organization, was creat …"

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 "Bill Buzenberg":

"… paying public. There’s no excuse for  ignoring our request,” said Bill Buzenberg, the Center’s Executive Director. Medicare Advantage, a privately-run a …"

Center for Public Integrity's executive director stepping down

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Public Radio":

"… e director in January 2007. Previously, he was vice president of news for National Public Radio, as well as London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for dou …"

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 "Jim Morris":

"… benefits system. Breathless and Burdened was edited by Ronnie Greene and Jim Morris, and included interactive graphics created by Chris Zubak-S …"

"… rights unit. Founded in January 2010 and led by senior reporter and editor Jim Morris, the unit has produced major investigative work on subjects such as the in …"

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 "Bill Buzenberg":

"… nied their rights to federal compensation," said Center Executive Director Bill Buzenberg. In addition to Hamby and Ross, also named for the prize were Ronnie …"

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 "The Washington Post":

"… York. Other winners of this year’s Polk awards include The Guardian and The Washington Post for their reporting on the U.S. government’s collection of phone and Int …"

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 "KQED":

"… Center for Investigative Reporting, FRONTLINE, Univision Documentaries and KQED. “The finalists this year are emblematic of the future of journalism: n …"

Weekly Watchdog: Counting impact and awards

By Bill Buzenberg

Counting impact and awards

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Integrity":

"… to do enterprising stories on government." Produced in collaboration with Global Integrity and Public Radio International, this work has been written about in 1,500 …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Navy":

"… ment's most troubled and costly projects like the F-35 fighter jet and the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships. We’ll look at the explosion of military entit …"

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 "Navy":

"… tment's most troubled and costly projects like theF-35 fighter jet and the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, look at the explosion of military entitlements, …"

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 "Wisconsin":

"… oney advantageWith a 7-to-one fundraising advantage of and record turnout, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this week defeated a union-led recall challenge by Democ …"

"… challenge by Democrat Tom Barrett. The election was the most expensive in Wisconsin history. More than $63.5 million was spent by candidates and independent g …"

"… United U.S. Supreme Court decision—which had the effect of invalidating Wisconsin's century-old ban on independent expenditures by corporations and unions …"

Watchdog 5/24/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Joe Ricketts":

"… raska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about the role businessman Joe Ricketts played in helping underdog state Sen. Deb Fischer secure the GOP nominatio …"

Watchdog 5/10/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… rage of 15 percent and Democrats 22 percent. Lugar loses to super PACsIndiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost in the Indiana Republican primary on …"

"… ar loses to super PACsIndiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday to Richard Mourdock, a tea party favorite wh …"

"… spends on influencing legislation. But in three states — South Carolina, Indiana and Colorado — it turns out that ALEC has quietly, and by name, been spe …"

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 "Ohio":

"… D grade from the State Integrity Investigation, Democratic legislators in Ohio have called for a bipartisan task force to review current ethics laws and …"

"… countability and transparency.“We have a responsibility to the people of Ohio and it is simply unacceptable for us to fail to ensure government is worki …"

"… is simply unacceptable for us to fail to ensure government is working for Ohioan’s best interest at all times, not for special interest or influences, …"

"… tion.” Among the 14 categories on the state scorecard, they pointed out, Ohio only received two grades higher than a C-.The state failed three categorie …"

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

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… e group. Supporters included several buddies from Romney’s old employer, Bain Capital, who gave a combined $750,000. Restore our Future has spent $17.5 million …"

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 "director":

"… safeguarding the financial interests of ordinary people is still without a director. Republicans, led by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., want a board of commissi …"

"… Richard Shelby, R-Ala., want a board of commissioners rather than a single director to oversee the agency – a move that would weaken the organization, consu …"

"… ber of Commerce, which is pushing a House bill that would also replace the director with a five-member commission. A total of 34 industry groups list the bill …"

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 "Bill Buzenberg":

"… ot have a “sporting purpose” into the U.S.  Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

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 "insurance":

"… til there is nothing left to enforce.Gov. Perry OK’d  his own Texas insurance mandateTexas Gov. Rick Perry, a professed proponent of limited government, …"

"… reports that in 2009, the governor quietly signed an unprecedented health insurance mandate into law, which some leading experts say could waste vast sums of …"

"… de little medical benefit. The Texas Heart Attack Prevention Bill requires insurance companies to pay for CT scans and ultrasound tests that can detect heart d …"

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 "Ben Chandler":

"… Andy Barr. Its been funding negative ads against the Democratic incumbent, Ben Chandler.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is also in the fray …"

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 "Countrywide Financial":

"… l next week,Bill BuzenbergExecutive Director …"

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