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 …"

CPI-NPR collaboration wins Edward R. Murrow Award

A 2013 investigation of worker deaths in grain bins has won an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… sp;  …"

"… adio category. In online and radio stories, the Center’s Jim Morris and NPR’s Howard Berkes focused on a 2010 accident in Mt. Carroll, Ill., in whic …"

Center, NPR win top science reporting award

By The Center for Public Integrity

A Center for Public Integrity-NPR 2012 report documenting a resurgence of black lung disease is honored with a top science reporting prize.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ers Vulnerable”      …"

"… ories — produced online by Center reporter Chris Hamby, and for radio by NPR’s Howard Berkes, Andrea de Leon and Sandra Bartlett — detailed how a d …"

"… e award each year to “distinguished reporting for a general audience.” NPR and the Center won in the radio category. The Center’s story was part of …"

"… eam’s Hard Labor series. Read the Center’s story here. Listen to the NPR stories here: “As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge” “B …"

Clean Air case yields rare criminal convictions in New York

By Sam Pearson

A NY coke plant and its environmental manager, convicted of felony Clean Air violations, await sentencing — as residents push for relief.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jackie James-Creedon":

"… ed one day, “I cried the entire drive home that day,” Hogenkamp said. Jackie James-Creedon, who founded a local group that used buckets and hand-held vacuums to test …"

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… llegations.   In 2009 and 2010, the Center – in collaboration with NPR – did a series of investigative pieces entitled “Sexual Assault on Cam …"

Inspector General to review EPA's 'Watch Lists'

By Jim Morris

The EPA’s inspector general has begun a review of the agency's use of internal watch lists of alleged chronic polluters nationwide.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ght as part of a 2011 investigation by The Center for Public Integrity and NPR. The inspector general is exploring “potential improvements in the prot …"

GOP seeks to kill black lung reform

By Chris Hamby

House Republicans have inserted language in a budget bill that would kill a proposed rule to protect coal miners from deadly dust.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ppropriations objected, saying in a statement, “Recent reporting by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity has highlighted the need for more effe …"

"… there has been a resurgence of the disease among coal miners.”The Center-NPR investigation found that, after decades of decline, black lung is making a …"

IMPACT: Labor Dept. assembling expert team on mine dust enforcement after CPI-NPR investigation

By Chris Hamby

Government experts are considering ways to step up coal mine dust enforcement after a CPI-NPR investigation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… n into the resurgence of black lung by the Center for Public Integrity and NPR, according to an internal Labor Department communication.The effort, invol …"

"… dust standards, the communication says.The investigation by the Center and NPR documented a recent increase in cases of deadly coal workers’ pneumoconi …"

"… eds to be done. We’re carefully reviewing the issues that were raised by NPR and CPI, and are committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to end …"

"… veral members of Congress have issued statements in response to the Center-NPR investigation.“These groundbreaking reports should be a call to action f …"

Black lung surges back in coal country

By Chris Hamby

Despite decades-old law, cheating, legal loopholes expose miners to deadly dust.

Excerpts from this story referencing "James Foster":

"… lung. ‘A diabolical torture’ “They call me Lucky,” retired miner James Foster says as he takes off his shirt and presses his chest against an X-ray mach …"

EPA's Toxics Release Inventory doesn't offer full picture of pollution

By Corbin Hiar

Agency database shows emissions are down overall, but self-reporting makes the data suspect

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… understate the extent of pollution, as the Center for Public Integrity and NPR reported in the Poisoned Places series, an investigation of lax Clean Air …"

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 …"

Center and NPR win RFK journalism award for campus assault project

Prestigious RFK award goes to campus assault project by Center for Public Integrity and NPR

Excerpts from this story referencing "Investigative Reporters and Editors":

"… in Coverage of Trauma and it placed second for the Philip Meyer Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. It won an SPJ award last year.   …"

Biden, Duncan highlight new federal guidance on campus sex assault probes

By Kristen Lombardi

Obama administration hopes new policies will address problems raised by Center series.

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… e incidents can be shocking.” Schools have an obligation, under the federal law known as Title IX, to investigate student complaints of sexual assault, an …"

Center collaboration with NPR wins Peabody Award

A Center for Public Integrity collaboration with NPR was recognized with a Peabody award for NPR

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… g congressional action on Capitol Hill, and leading the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen its oversight of how colleges and universities handle campus …"

"… of how colleges and universities handle campus rape cases. Next week, the Education Department is set to announce new guidance on how schools should address s …"

Lee and Thompson join Center for Public Integrity board

Lee and Thompson join board

Excerpts from this story referencing "Austin":

"… , and worked on bringing journalism content to the 2011 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. She is also one of the lead organizers of Hacks/Hackers, a rapidly …"

Next week from the Center: Tragic grain bin deaths and travel for federal judges

The Center is publishing two big investigations next week that you can read here and will hear on NPR and other partners.

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… two major investigations next week that you can read here and will hear on NPR as well as other partners. On Sunday, we are partnering with NPR and  …"

"… hear on NPR as well as other partners. On Sunday, we are partnering with NPR and The Kansas City Star to look into the “drowning” deaths …"

"… at story Sunday here on our website on and in the Sunday Kansas City Star. NPR’s All Things Considered airs the grain story on Tuesday and yo …"

"… u can also hear it on Wednesday's Morning Edition. If you miss either NPR story or the story in the Kansas City Star, we'll share those in next week …"

OPINION: Disarming the ATF

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… bsp;page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Phi …"

"… hia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and& …"

Reporter talks to NPR about immigration laws

By The Center for Public Integrity

Center's Susan Ferriss discusses 'Separated by Law' on 'Talk of the Nation'

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… , 'Separated by Law': Families torn apart by 1996 immigration law' on NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' Tuesday at 3 p.m.  The story, reported i …"

OPINION: Democratic process

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… bsp;page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Phi …"

"… hia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and& …"

OPINION: Proper photo ID

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… bsp;page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Phi …"

"… hia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and& …"

OPINION: Giving tanks

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia":

"… bsp;page and on Twitter. Tornoe also draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Phi …"

"… hia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, Media Matters and Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY, among others. You can follow him on Twitter, and& …"

Center, NPR receive Goldsmith finalist award

Center, NPR Goldsmith Prize

Excerpts from this story referencing "Quinn Ford":

"… Also contributing: Rachael Marcus, Paul Abowd, Alexandra Duszak (CPI) and Quinn Ford (NPR).Members of the Investigative News Network also worked on related sto …"

About this project

By iWatch News

A look at the reporting process behind Poisoned Places

Excerpts from this story referencing "Muscatine":

"… That work eventually led to ground-level reporting in communities such as Muscatine, Iowa; Hayden, Ariz.; Tonawanda, N.Y.; and Ponca City, Okla. These places …"

Ellen Weiss named executive editor

Weiss named executive editor

Excerpts from this story referencing "Columbia University":

"… ultitude of prestigious awards, including Peabody Awards, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, Robert F. Kennedy Awards, George Polk Awards, Investigative Report …"