Staff and Advisory Board


Charles Lewis, a national investigative journalist for more than 30 years, and Wendell Cochran, a longtime business reporter, editor and faculty member, joined forces to create the Investigative Reporting Workshop in 2009.


The Workshop employs a core group of journalists to produce its investigations, related stories and blog. A development director and administrative coordinator keep operations running smoothly.


Award-winning reporters, former American University graduate students, and web and design specialists all contribute to the site.

Interns/Graduate Assistants

Interns and graduate assistants research projects ranging from immigration to telecommunications.

Participating Faculty

Faculty of the School of Communication at American University bring their expertise to the Workshop.