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.

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"… 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 "NPR":

"… of a 2011 series, Poisoned Places, by the Center for Public Integrity and NPR. In March, a federal jury confirmed the community’s long-standing fears …"

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

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

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"… 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.

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"… 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.

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"… 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.

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"… 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 "NPR":

"… few are blameless, an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and NPR has found. The system for monitoring dust levels is tailor-made for cheati …"

"… g to our health,” he said. Donald’s experience echoed what Center and NPR reporters heard from retired miners throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and …"

"… etween 1980 and 2002, according to data provided by MSHA to the Center and NPR. The agency said it had no records of criminal convictions or guilty plea …"

"… nce 1980 have been used, according to MSHA data provided to the Center and NPR. Sometimes miners avoid screening because they just don’t want to know. …"

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

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"… isoned Places investigation, please check it out. Developed by our partner NPR, the graphic shows 17,000 facilities that have emitted and continue to emi …"

"… at the local level are doing their own stories based on this information. NPR reported this morning that the EPA has cracked down on a polluting copper …"

"… last week. Attendees got an inside look at the Center’s partnership with NPR on Poisoned Places, heard about new models to sustain investigative report …"

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

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"… It won an SPJ award last year.   …"

"… ce for Campus Rapes.”   The Center’s 12-month investigation with NPR showed that students who have been the victim of sexual assaults on campus …"

"… ic Integrity is delighted to have collaborated with an excellent team from NPR in exposing a deeply troubling fact of life on too many campuses across th …"

"… lion Americans read, saw or heard these compelling stories.”   The NPR series was reported by correspondent Joseph Shapiro, who worked in collabo …"

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.

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"… ing for months.Back in February 2010, the Center — in collaboration with NPR — reported that the OCR rarely investigates complaints like th …"

Center collaboration with NPR wins Peabody Award

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

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"… ce with federal law.  …"

"… c Integrity collaboration with NPR was recognized with a Peabody award for NPR today for the series, “Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes.” The Center w …"

"… ject and provided many of the interview contacts, as well as the data, for NPR’s coverage of this important issue.“NPR is highly deserving of this ho …"

"… acts, as well as the data, for NPR’s coverage of this important issue.“NPR is highly deserving of this honor,” said the Center’s Executive Direct …"

Lee and Thompson join Center for Public Integrity board

Lee and Thompson join board

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"… olving media landscape.”Matt Thompson is an editorial product manager at NPR, where he works with NPR member stations on the development of multiple lo …"

"… Matt Thompson is an editorial product manager at NPR, where he works with NPR member stations on the development of multiple local websites. He is also …"

"… on the organization’s National Advisory Board in 2010. Before coming to NPR, Thompson served as an interim online community manager for the Knight Fou …"

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.

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"… 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 "NPR":

"…  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'

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"… , '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 "NPR":

"…  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 "NPR":

"…  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 "NPR":

"…  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

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"… nter for Investigative Reporting.  …"

"… It is a distinct honor for the Center for Public Integrity and our partner NPR to be a finalist for a Goldsmith Prize, one of the top journalism awards i …"

"… , lead reporter; data analysts Elizabeth Lucas (CPI) and Robert Benincasa (NPR); reporters Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Kristen Lombardi, Corbin Hiar (CPI …"

"… , Corbin Hiar (CPI), Howard Berkes, Sandra Bartlett and Elizabeth Shogren (NPR); Images and video: Emma Schwartz (CPI), John Poole and David Gilkey (NPR) …"

About this project

By iWatch News

A look at the reporting process behind Poisoned Places

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"… tizens by their government. The work expanded to include reporters at NPR, who with their Center counterparts fanned out to communities in 10 states …"

"… rter: Jim MorrisData analysts: Elizabeth Lucas (CPI) and Robert Benincasa (NPR)Reporting team: Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Kristen Lombardi, Corbin Hiar …"

"… , Corbin Hiar (CPI), Howard Berkes, Sandra Bartlett and Elizabeth Shogren (NPR)Images and video: Emma Schwartz (CPI), John Poole and David Gilkey (NPR)We …"

"… n (NPR)Images and video: Emma Schwartz (CPI), John Poole and David Gilkey (NPR)Web team: Cole Goins, Ajani Winston, Sarah Whitmire, Erik Lincoln (CPI) an …"

Ellen Weiss named executive editor

Weiss named executive editor

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"… alism and management experience as former senior vice president of news at NPR. There Weiss managed 36 bureaus, more than 400 U.S. and international staf …"

"… fers and a $75 million budget. Under Weiss’ leadership, the audience for NPR.org grew from four million unique monthly visitors in 2006 to 12 million i …"

"… During that timeframe she also oversaw a 10 percent growth in audience for NPR’s news programs to more than 27 million weekly listeners.Weiss also crea …"

"… re than 27 million weekly listeners.Weiss also created and helped lead the NPR News investigative reporting unit and the Planet Money economic reporting …"