Center for Public Integrity

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 910 17th St Nw 7th Fl Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission: The Center's books and reports combine political science and investigative reporting, unfettered by the usual time and space constraints. By providing thorough, thoughtful and objective analyses, the Center hopes to serve as an honest broker of information -- and to inspire a better-informed citizenry to demand a higher level of accountability from its government and elected leaders.
Programs: Since its inception, the Center has released more than 230 investigative reports, including 12 books, and has been honored 21 times by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Society of Professional Journalists and other respected organizations. Two Center books have won IRE's prestigious national book award: Capitol Offenders: How Private Interests Govern Our States (2003) and Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species (1999). The Center also extends globally its style of watchdog journalism in the public interest. Created in 1997, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) network includes 92 leading investigative reporters and editors in 48 countries. The group has collaborated on numerous online and printed reports on corporate crime, arms trafficking, terrorism, U.S. military policy and human rights issues. Global Access, another international project, was launched in 2001 to systematically track and report on openness, accountability and the rule of law in various countries. See www.publicintegrity.org for fuller descriptions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Public Integrity has built a solid reputation over 22 years for independent investigative journalism during a period when the genre has been disappearing from major news sources. Their stories are often based on deep analysis of relevant data. They are non-partisan, addressing government, corporate, and international misdeeds and failures. Their international wing, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), has built a spectacular network of journalists and an outstanding record of important stories. Generally CPI reports are recognized by major news media as compelling stories that trigger a lot of secondary articles and, sometimes at least, corrective actions by multiple responsible parties. Everyone could learn a lot by examining the www.publicintegrity.org website. I'm proud to be associated with this much-needed organization. Gil Omenn, Ann Arbor, MI

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Rating: 5 stars  

For over twenty years, the Center for Public Integrity has been doing the kind of journalism that too many mainstream newspapers and magazines have abandoned: hard hitting, powerful stories of matters that are of great importance to the public, both nationally and internationally. The world of nonprofit journalism has grown over the years, but CPI was one of the first models of this approach to reporting the news. It has established itself as an important voice of sanity, intelligence, credibility, independence and, yes, integrity in the best tradition of journalism. And for that, as one of the important vehicles for insuring the health of our democracy.

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Rating: 4 stars  

CPI does seriously good investigative reporting with factchecking, taking on issues where traditional media fears to tread.

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Rating: 5 stars  

These guys do a great job of trustworthy reporting, helping keep the powerful honest.

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Their reporting is unique.

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