Thank you and farewell

By Bill Buzenberg

Bill Buzenburg on his eight years as Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity

Center’s Medicare Advantage Money Grab series wins Meyer Journalism Award

By William Gray

Center’s ground-breaking Medicare Advantage investigation named first-place winner of the 2014 Philip Meyer Journalism Award.

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive editor":

"… ndividually cited as part of the award. The series was edited by executive editor Gordon Witkin. The Center team spent months searching public records, inc …"

"… AR intern Erin Durkin, and the overall project supervisor for this series, executive editor Gordon Witkin,” added Buzenberg. “I am personally delighted by this la …"

Peter Bale named new head of the Center for Public Integrity

By William Gray

Peter Bale, former Vice President and General Manager of Digital operations at CNN International, named Center's CEO.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Reuters":

"… akers for Schools, a British nonprofit aimed at inspiring young people. A Reuters correspondent and editor for 15 years, Bale worked with the international …"

"… tern Europe and the Middle East, and held senior roles in London. He left Reuters to pursue internet journalism and was a founder of FTMarketWatch, an award …"

"… Zealand, Bale worked on newspapers and reported on politics before joining Reuters in Sydney, Australia. He is a dual UK and New Zealand citizen, and tweets …"

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.

Center wins four Eppy awards

By William Gray

The Center was honored with four awards from Editor & Publisher including Investigative/Enterprise Feature.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sarah Whitmire":

"… ital experience of the investigation, produced by Center Engagement Editor Sarah Whitmire via the Shorthand application, used elegant prose, photos, video, and …"

Center for Public Integrity hires Carrie Levine as federal politics reporter

By The Center for Public Integrity

Carrie Levine — former Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington research director — to investigate money in politics.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Journalism":

"… aduate of Boston University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity is a nonprof …"

Center wins 2014 Online Journalism Award for 'General Excellence'

By Gita Miller

Online News Association recognizes Center's digital efforts with award for 'General Excellence.'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sarah Whitmire":

"… cer Kimberley Porteous, Web Developer Erik Lincoln, Engagement Editor Sarah Whitmire and News Developer Chris Zubak-Skees. The team has since grown to include …"

Center seeks postgraduate journalists of color for new fellowship

By William Gray

Fellowship made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Center for Public Integrity adds two new reporters to environment and labor team

The Center for Public Integrity’s Pulitzer Prize-winning environment and labor team is pleased to announce the hiring of two reporters.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… d natural gas and the Interior Department and authored the daily Afternoon Energy newsletter. Previously, Buford spent five years with The Providence …"

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 "project manager":

"… recent groundbreaking investigations of state and federal judges, will be project manager.   …"

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 "60 Minutes":

"… ’s Iraq.  …"

"… Virginia home. The first self-assigned project was a fuller version of my 60 Minutes “Foreign Agent” story, whose partial suppression still stuck in my cra …"

Center for Public Integrity's executive director stepping down

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "South America":

"… n his second DuPont-Columbia gold baton. A former Peace Corps volunteer in South America, Buzenberg has been recognized for his work numerous times, including winn …"

Gordon Witkin named Center's top editor

Former U.S. News & World Report editor takes over as executive editor.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Morris":

"… eorge Polk Award for business writing. In another personnel announcement, Jim Morris was named managing editor for coverage of the environment and workplace sa …"

Center for Public Integrity adds media relations, video journalism hires

Two appointments focused on enhancing exposure and engagement in our investigative journalism.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… tigative Reporting and the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. …"

"… rk journalism.  Television producer William Gray has joined the Center for Public Integrity as its Media Relations Specialist. In his new role, Gray will work to dra …"

"… owing digital team. Founded in 1989 by journalist Charles Lewis, the Center for Public Integrity is one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit inv …"

Journalism awards matter, but real impact counts more

By Bill Buzenberg

Pulitzer aside, this work will enable thousands of coal miners with black lung to finally receive the benefits they deserve.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Morris":

"… vel of work. “Breathless and Burdened” was edited by Ronnie Greene and Jim Morris, and included interactive graphics created by Chris Zubak-Skees, …"

Center wins three awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Two days after the Center is honored with a Pulitzer Prize, it collects three more journalism awards.

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 "investigative reporter":

"… ;Bill Buzenberg, executive director. “I want to pay a special tribute to investigative reporter Chris Hamby for his non-stop dedication to the black lung project over the …"

Why aren't more people alarmed by the falling numbers of reporters?

By Bill Buzenberg

Skoll World Forum highlights the growing risks to journalists and investigative reporting worldwide.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Journalism":

"… ,000, from 55,000 in 2006 to 38,000 in 2012, according to the Pew Research Journalism Project. This plunge is due primarily to the digital disruption of newspap …"

ICIJ offshore project wins IRE award, two environmental projects recognized

The Center for Public Integrity and its ICIJ receive four reporting honors from Investigative Reporters & Editors, the IRE announced.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Hudson":

"… the offshore money project, including Gerard Ryle, Marina Walker Guevara, Michael Hudson, Kimberley Porteous and David Donald from ICIJ and the Center for Public I …"

ICIJ, Center win Scripps Howard honors for business, environmental reporting

The national Scripps Howard Awards recognize an ICIJ project exposing secret offshore accounts and a Center examination of Toxic Clout.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Morris":

"… d of chemical science. The project, written by David Heath, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Hamby, was a finalist for the Edward J. Meeman Award for Environ …"

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 …"

Breathless and Burdened wins business investigative reporting honor

By The Center for Public Integrity

Breathless and Burdened, a Center series exposing how the coal industry beats back miners' claims for benefits, is honored for reporting.

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 are finalists for esteemed Goldsmith Prize

By Bill Buzenberg

'Secrecy for Sale' and 'Breathless and Burdened' up for investigative reporting award.

Excerpts from this story referencing "European Union":

"… weeping policy changes and high-profile resignations around the world. The European Union’s top tax official has called Offshore Leaks “the most significant tri …"

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 "Congress":

"… ng program, U.S. senators began crafting reform legislation and members of Congress asked for a federal investigation. The other finalist, “Secrecy fo …"

How ICIJ reported on China's offshore leaks

By The Center for Public Integrity

ICIJ reporter Marina Walker Guevara takes you behind the China leaks story.

Excerpts from this story referencing "China":

"… unique and unprecedented challenges encountered during this deep-dive into China's offshore economy:  The tight group of journalists gathering in Ho …"

"… d about the “historic” nature of the meeting: journalists from Greater China coming together to work on a highly sensitive investigation alongside coll …"

"… he meeting kicked off a six-month probe into the offshore holdings of China’s elite that the International Consortium of Investigative Jou …"

"… ask of sifting through thousands of secret financial records. The Greater China files are the largest segment of the 2.5 million leaked offshore records I …"

Top ICIJ investigations from 2013

By The Center for Public Integrity

In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite cross-border investigations from 2013.

Nine-month Center investigation shows commitment to work and need for your support

By Bill Buzenberg

Center's 50 state-report cards on high-court judge financial disclosure requirements took time and assistance from readers like you.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Italy":

"… avish gifts — such as an Arkansas justice who accepted a $50,000 trip to Italy from a lawyer. We also found that: Judges in three states — Montana, …"

Center founder Charles Lewis urges reporters to 'follow the money'

By The Center for Public Integrity

In web chat, Charles Lewis stresses the importance of nonprofit investigative journalism.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ;   …"

"… r the hill there, and I’m really excited.” In 1989, Lewis started the Center for Public Integrity from his home and grew it into a journalistic powerhouse employing 40 peop …"

Shining examples of cross-border journalism recognized at international conference

By Bill Buzenberg

ICIJ presented its annual Daniel Pearl awards at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wall Street Journal":

"… nternational Investigative Reporting, which are named in honor of The Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002.The Wall Stree …"

"… et Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002.The Wall Street Journal’s prize-winning probe examined the spread of drug-resistant forms of tub …"