The Center for Investigative Reporting hosted Dissection: Impact. Educators, academics, journalists, social scientists and documentarians came together to discuss the importance of measuring impact in media and how to do it.
The Center for Investigative Reporting is excited to collaborate with Goodby Silverstein & Partners on a new campaign to expand CIR’s profile and emphasize the power of investigative reporting to protect democracy.
At CIR, we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and uncovered injustices that otherwise would be hidden from the public eye. Today, we are upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage our audiences across the aisle, coast to coast, and worldwide. What drives our work isn't profit – it's impact.
As you know, hard-hitting reporting takes time and nerve – and, of course, citizen support. Every day, our reporters go up against powerful financial, political and bureaucratic forces. They uncover secrets that would otherwise be left untold, exposing injustices so our lives can be better.
But impact, change and progress are achieved only when citizens take action.
One website. One brand. One newsroom. We are now The Center for Investigative Reporting – and only The Center for Investigative Reporting. Although it was tough to cut loose our local and statewide brand names, our commitment to public service journalism remains as strong as ever. And our growth continues.
So how will these branding changes affect our story selection and the scope of our reporting?
“The future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed.” Author William Gibson is reported to have said that in 1999. (Thanks, Lisa Williams of the MIT Media Lab, for that during a recent #wjchat discussion.)
The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch today scored two top national awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors for a series that exposed shoddy practices by an internal police force patrolling California’s developmental centers for the disabled.
Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting, The I Files is the first channel for investigative journalism on YouTube. Working with major contributors such as The New York Times, Al-Jazeera, ABC, BBC, Vice, Univision, NPR, PBS, Investigative News Network and many more, The I Files selects and showcases the best stories from around the globe.