Posts tagged 'Charles Lewis'

A toast to investigative journalism

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 | Tags: Charles Lewis

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Joel Simon, left, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Charles Lewis at the Golden Globes Sunday.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will put a $1 million grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association toward the purchase of a permanent headquarters in Washington.

The press association’s awards to the ICIJ and the Committee to Protect Journalists, which also received a $1 million donation, were both announced at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, California.

Charles Lewis, executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, founded the ICIJ in 1997 ...

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Recent news

Posted: Feb. 2, 2017 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Executive Editor Charles Lewis was interviewed for a New York Times story Jan. 28, and commented on the first week of the Trump presidency and its widely identified falsehoods: 

“Executive

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“We’ve never seen anything this bizarre in our lifetimes, where up is down and down is up and everything is in question and nothing is real,” said Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity and the author of “935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity,” a book about presidential deception.

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Remembrances

Posted: Dec. 19, 2016 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis and Gordon Witkin reflect on the lives and careers of Phillip Knightley and David Donald, two renowned investigative journalists who died earlier this month. Knightley was well-known for his work on holding drug manufacturers accountable for the widespread use of the drug thalidomide, which caused birth defects across Europe. Donald was one of the pioneers and leaders of modern, computer-assisted data journalism. You can see their tributes here on the ICIJ website.

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Charles Lewis travels to Oxford

Posted: Nov. 28, 2016 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis will travel to Oxford, England, to participate in an Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism roundtable about the future of investigative journalism and collaboration.

Lewis, who founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in 1997 on the premise of collaboration between journalists across newsrooms and countries, will talk about the recent success of the largely unprecedented Panama Papers project. The ICIJ investigation involved 370 journalists and more than 100 news organizations in 76 countries and revealed the pervasiveness of the widely used, illegal practice of wealthy individuals and corporations offshoring money in order to ...

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Chuck Lewis attends the Integrity20 conference in Australia

Posted: Oct. 21, 2016 | Tags: Charles Lewis

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Terrorism, corruption and the future of democracy — those are some of the topics that will be addressed at the Integrity20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, from Oct. 24-26. The conference aims to assemble “20 of the world’s most unique, courageous and provocative minds” to discuss some of the most important problems the world faces. One of the speakers will be Charles Lewis, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

“I will talk about why the U.S. elections are so astonishingly different from elections in other major countries,” Lewis says. He ...

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SPJ honors Lewis with Distinguished Service Award

Posted: June 15, 2016 | Tags: Charles Lewis

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Lewis receives the SPJ Distinguished Service Award.To his left: journalist Jonetta Rose Barras, a Hall of Fame inductee, and broadcaster and master of ceremonies Jim Bohannon.

The Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Charles Lewis with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, presented Tuesday night at the National Press Club in Washington.

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie wrote Lewis' introduction, which was read by Stephen Taylor, a freelance reporter and producer for Fox News Radio and a former correspondent for ABC News, because Downie was unable to attend ...

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Lewis honored at Missouri

Posted: Oct. 29, 2013 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Workshop founder Charles Lewis was honored Tuesday with the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Faculty members of the Missouri School of Journalism recognized Lewis for his "pursuit of investigative journalism that relentlessly seeks out the truth for citizens.”

Lewis traveled to Missouri to accept the award and gave a lecture on investigating power in the new journalism ecosystem. He was one of five journalists honored Tuesday.

The award committee cited Lewis’ work in creating The Center for Public Integrity, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and several other nonprofit investigative news organizations.

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Lewis wins Mizzou award

Posted: June 25, 2013 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Since 1930, the Missouri School of Journalism has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to individuals chosen by the faculty who have exhibited superior achievements in their respective fields of communications. The awarded is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious journalism honors. Past winners have included Tom Brokaw, Gloria Steinem, Winston Churchill and Deborah Howell, as well as many other noteworthy individuals. The award is not limited to any particular form of journalism nor is there a set number of awards given each year. All who contribute to the field are considered.

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'Honor and privilege' to work with Mike Wallace

Posted: April 9, 2012 | Tags: 60 Minutes, Charles Lewis, Investigating Power, Mike Wallace

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, one of the most extraordinary broadcast journalists in American history died at the age of 93. Mike Wallace piqued those in power for more than half a century, nowhere more famously than on the CBS News program "60 Minutes," between 1968 and 2008.

I first met Mike in 1984, when he called me out of the blue one day and asked if I had any interest in working for "60 Minutes." I had been an off-air investigative reporter at ABC News in Washington for more than six years, and I was restless. Within weeks, I ...

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Turkish journalists explore investigative reporting feasability

Posted: March 7, 2011 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Five Turkish journalists met with interns, reporters and Executive Editor Charles Lewis last week to discuss the role of investigative journalism in the U.S. media, continuing the Investigative Reporting Workshop's ongoing relationship with overseas journalists.

The five journalists represented print, online and broadcast media in Turkey:

• Bahar Bakir, Diplomatic Correspondent, Haber Turk Daily

• Ozden Erkus, Diplomatic Correspondent, NTV

• Sevin Turan, Planet Page Editor, Hurriyet Online

• Murat Korhan Varol, Senior Correspondent; Editor, ATV

• Engin Yilmas, Correspondent, Channel D

Sevin Turan asked the question they were all pondering: What is the difference between investigative journalism and journalism?

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Visionaries sustain journalistic values with trusts

Posted: Oct. 1, 2010 | Tags: Charles Lewis, Investigative News Network, nonprofit organization, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism , University of Oxford

In recent decades, we have seen some of the most respected, powerful media families in America sell their newspapers away to the highest bidders. We’ve watched and winced as the Chandlers sold the Los Angeles Times, the Pulitzer family sold the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Bingham family sold the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Knight-Ridder families broke up their chain of flagship newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Miami Herald, and the Bancroft family members sold Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

With each successive generation, the apple fell further from the journalism ...

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Entrepreneurial spirit leads the way

Posted: Sept. 20, 2010 | Tags: Charles Lewis, Investigative News Network, journalism-ecosystem, L3C, Reynolds Journalism Institute

As the journalistic landscape continues to shift, journalists themselve are taking charge, with new businesses and models.

And journalism schools continue to experiment with their offerings and curriculum in response. Earlier today, City University of New York announced it will establish the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism with two $3 million grants from the Tow and Knight foundations. 

Jeff Jarvis, CUNY associate professor and director of the new center, wrote in his blog that the grants will help establish the country's first master's degree in entrepreneurial journalism, continue research in new business models for news and help to ...

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Lewis talks money and politics

Posted: Aug. 24, 2010 | Tags: Charles Lewis, Democracy Now!, Koch brothers, The New Yorker

On the heels of a New Yorker piece on the controversial billionaire Koch brothers, Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis will be on Democracy Now! speaking money and politics.

Lewis is quoted in this week's New Yorker in a piece delving into the lives and influence of the libertarian industrialists. Journalist Jane Mayer looks at the Koch brothers influence and support of the rampant Tea Party movement sweeping the country.

Mayer writes that "In Washington, Koch is best known as part of a family that has repeatedly funded stealth attacks on the federal government, and on the Obama Administration in ...

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PBS Frontline/Workshop collaborate on groundbreaking journalism

Posted: June 16, 2010 | Tags: airline maintenance, Charles Lewis, Flying Cheap, Frontline, PBS

This is probably one of the most challenging and exciting times in the recent history of journalism.

While news organizations continue to struggle to find a sustainable business model, new investigative journalism organizations are popping up all over the country, creating some of the most interesting and groundbreaking journalism.

Our parnterhsip with PBS Frontline produced the documentary "Flying Cheap," which premiered in February and was recently re-broadcast. The investigation looks at a growing trend in the airline industry: major airlines using regional airlines to help keep fares low, but failing to oversee regional airlines' safety, maintenance and training.

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