Description:

The Workshop does significant, original, investigative reporting on subjects of national and international importance for publication or broadcast, and separately, researches and experiments with new economic models for creating and delivering investigative reporting in the United States and around the world.

Begun:

2008

Website:http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/
Office Location:3201 New Mexico Ave. N.W., Suite 249 Washington, DC
Structure:

A project of the American University School of Communication

Founder:

Charles Lewis and Wendell Cochran

Executive Director:

Charles Lewis (exective editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

8

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

6

Annual operating budget:

$1.7 million (2011)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes (for Lewis)

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes (under American University’s policy)

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Not applicable (part of American University)

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

2010 "Creative Use of Online" media award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, for Wendell Cochran’s BankTracker project

Contact:

info@investigativereportingworkshop.org or 202-885-3600



New Economic Models

iLab Projects

Coverage of arming teachers

Over that last eight years, interest in arming teachers with guns is the result of school shootings. News coverage and Google searches reflect these trends.