The Center for Investigative Reporting

  • Established 1977 in California, USA
  • Based in California, USA

CIR is best known for its weekly investigative radio show and podcast “Reveal”. As a nonprofit news organization, CIR relies on sustaining members who believe in fearless investigative reporting. While most investigative reporting takes the form of a written or video report created by the organization that obtained the scoop, CIR uses the material it obtains to explore various forms of expression from animation and drama to hip-hop music and apps—which it publishes for free through social media and the like. That CIR collaborates with existing news and broadcasting organizations, rather than relying on its own resources for all of its operations, is a crucial feature which allows the influence of its reporting to be felt throughout the USA. CIR’s on-site reporting of the solitary confinement of minors in detention centers in New York City, and its exclusive interview with the United States Army Special Forces soldier who killed Osama bin Laden, in particular garnered global attention as new reporting for the digital age. (Learn more)

Selected Awards

Nominated at the 90th Academy Awards, USA
Winner at the 73rd Peabody Awards, USA
Winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, USA
Six-time winner of the National Emmy Award, USA
Three-time finalist of the Pulitzer Award, USA
Six-time winner of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, USA
  • The Box, 2014
  • Director: Michael Schiller
  • Photo: The Center for Investigative Reporting