The Center for Investigative Reporting
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is an award-winning nonprofit newsroom based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public. CIR stories have received numerous journalism awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, George Polk Award, Emmy Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Its reports have sparked state and federal hearings and legislation, public-interest lawsuits and changes in corporate policies. For more information, visit cironline.org.
The Center for Investigative Reporting's Latest Posts
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Sexual violence and suspicious deaths are among the violations alleged in new reports on the state of care in California’s facilities for the developmentally disabled.
At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare.
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