- About CIR
Cole Goins is the distribution and engagement manager at The Center for Investigative Reporting. He works with CIR's editorial staff and multiplatform media partners to create distribution and outreach plans around CIR's work. He also works on engagement initiatives that build conversation, community and impact around CIR's investigations online and on the ground. Previously, Cole was the engagement editor at the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism nonprofit in Washington, D.C., where he led social media and engagement initiatives. He graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he spent two years as music director for WXYC, the student-run radio station.