Investigative Reporting Workshop

Awards

The Investigative Reporting Workshop began publishing the spring of 2009.  Executive Editor Chuck Lewis was recently honored with the I.F. Stone Award for journalistic independence. Our co-productions with the Washington-based FRONTLINE team, led by writer-producer Rick Young, have won numerous awards. And individuals, both at the Workshop and at our publishing partners, have also been honored for work co-reported and produced by IRW.

2018

I.F. Stone Award

I.F. Stone Award for Journalistic Independence

Chuck Lewis

Society for Professional Journalists’ Daily Reporting and Writing: first place

“Trauma and Transitions: How San Diego Schools Grapple with Educating Refugees”

Investigative Reporting Workshop’s Mandy McLaren and Megan Wood of inewsource San Diego

2016

Society for Professional Journalists’ Research about Journalism Award

“New Newsrooms”

Investigative Reporting Workshop

Radio, Television Digital News Association 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for best news documentary

“Dropped and Dismissed”

Reveal News and Investigative Reporting Workshop

IRE, Finalist broadcast/video category and also in the large radio/audio category

“Business of Disaster”

FRONTLINE and Investigative Reporting Workshop

2015

Emmy Award: Outstanding Documentary

“Years of Living Dangerously”

Showtime; Margaret Ebrahim, Jolie Lee, David Gelber, Joel Bach

AP award for Outstanding Enterprise Reporting

“Assault on Justice”

Patrick Madden

Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

“Assault on Justice”

Patrick Madden

Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting

“Assault on Justice”

Patrick Madden

Finalist: ONA Student Projects Pro-Am Award

“Assault on Justice”

Patrick Madden

2014

NIHMC Foundation Health Care Award for Television and Radio

“Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

FRONTLINE and Investigative Reporting Workshop

Outstanding Faculty Award 2014

Chuck Lewis

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship 2014

$10,000 to fund his thesis project, 2014

Kris Higgins

2013

University of Missouri Medal of Honor 2013

Charles Lewis

2012

Imagen Foundation

“Lost in Detention”

FRONTLINE and Investigative Reporting Workshop

Emmy Award: Outstanding Longform Investigative Journalism

“Big Sky, Big Money”

FRONTLINE 

IRE: Multiplatform (large) Investigative Reporting Award

“Big Sky, Big Money”

FRONTLINE

2011

Scripps Howard finalist for business journalism

“What Went Wrong”

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Jim Steele, Don Barlett, Lynne Perri

French-American Award

“Lost in Detention”

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Margaret Ebrahim

Writers’ Guild Nomination

“Lost in Detention”

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Rick Young

2010

SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers)

“Flying Cheap”

FRONTLINE and Investigative Reporting Workshop

Writers’ Guild Award

“Flying Cheap”

 

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Rick Young

Writers’ Guild Nomination

“Flying Cheap”

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Rick Young

2009

SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers)

Banktracker

Investigative Reporting Workshop: Wendell Cochran, Matt Waite, Richard Mullins, Lynne Perri and Lisa Hill