May 3, 2017
More working Americans are struggling to make rent than at any time since the Great Depression. In "Poverty, Politics and Profit: The Housing Crisis," a new program airing Tuesday, May 9, nationwide on PBS stations, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the crisis in affordable housing and why so few are getting the help they need.
May 3, 2017
The Investigative Reporting Workshop has won the Society for Professional Journalists’ Research about Journalism Award for “The New Newsrooms,” an examination of nonprofit centers for investigative journalism worldwide. The reporters who founded these centers followed the example of their colleagues in the U.S., where this model has thrived for the past two decades.
March 27, 2017
The Investigative Reporting Workshop will receive $500,000 over the next two years from the Democracy Fund and First Look Media, which announced today more than $12 million in new grants to journalism groups.
Three other nonprofit news organizations — the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — will receive $3 million each to help ensure journalists have the resources they need.
The Workshop's grant will help expand collaborations between university students and professional journalists.
March 22, 2017
This month we’re celebrating the eighth anniversary of BankTracker, our long-running series of stories and updates on the financial health of the nation’s banks and credit unions.
Feb. 28, 2017
Jacksonville, Florida, is the host city for this year’s Computer-Assisted Reporting conference, one of two annual conferences run by the Investigative Reporters and Editors. The March 2-5 program will include practical tips, story ideas and computer training.
Feb. 2, 2017
Jordan Houston, an American University journalism master's student and intern at the Workshop, is one of 30 top journalism students from across the United States, Canada and Ireland who will investigate water pollution and its impact on health in the U.S. as part of the 2017 Carnegie-Knight News21 reporting program.
Jan. 17, 2017
The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the American University School of Communication in Washington, is looking for smart, engaged students from around the country for internships in the summer of 2017.
Nov. 28, 2016
Charles Lewis will travel to Oxford, England, in December to participate in a collaborations roundtable.
Nov. 17, 2016
The work we’ve published in 2016 would not have been possible without two significant groups: our interns and our donors. Our interns — graduate students from American University and other schools around the country — research and report through our partnerships with The Washington Post, FRONTLINE and other major media. We are proud to count Workshop alums among the staff at the Post, NBC News, Politico, McClatchy, the Huffington Post, the Houston Chronicle, WNYC, Colorado Public Radio and Mother Jones, among many others.