Inside the NYTimes: Reflecting on a Deep Investigation

From a Times Insider column by Emmett Lindner headlined “Reflecting on a Deep Investigation”:

In early 2016, Azmat Khan, a journalist for The New York Times Magazine, began an investigation that lasted more than five years and was part of a group of Times articles that won the Pulitzer Prize this year for international reporting. In the series, Ms. Khan uncovered systemic flaws behind the air wars conducted by the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and the lack of transparency surrounding more than 1,300 reports of civilian casualties. In a recent interview, Ms. Khan reflected on the reporting challenges and what the experience taught her.

Investigative Reporters & Editors Award Winners

The 2021 Award Winners:

Investigations that revealed the story of Florida employees poisoned while trying to earn a paycheck, uncovered the deaths of those working in scorching heat across the country and scrutinized the role of race and inequality in society are among the recipients of the 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.

“The winners of the 2021 IRE Awards not only represent the best of the best in investigative journalism, but they serve as a true reflection of why our work is so critical right now,” said Zaneta Lowe, chair of the IRE Awards contest committee. “We saw powerful storytelling, projects with immediate impact and pieces that served as a true public service to their communities. This year’s winners also included student work that made me proud to see where our industry is headed. Congratulations to the winners and finalists!”

Finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The Goldsmith Prize, founded in 1991 and funded by a gift from the Greenfield Foundation, honors the best public service investigative journalism that has made an impact on local, state, or federal public policy or the practice of politics in the United States. Finalists receive $10,000, and the winner – to be announced at a virtual ceremony on April 5 – receives $25,000. All prize monies go to the journalist or team that produced the reporting.

In Asheville, North Carolina, a Band of Retired Journalists Does Investigative Reporting for Free

From a story on cjr.org by Lauren Harris headlined “In Asheville, a band of retired journalists does investigative reporting for free”:

THE INVESTIGATIVE OUTLET THE ASHEVILLE WATCHDOG launched in North Carolina in early 2020 with a highly-experienced staff of retired reporters. Bob Gremillion, the Watchdog’s publisher, is a former Tribune executive. Reporter and editor Peter Lewis was once a senior writer, editor, and columnist at the New York Times. Sally Kestin, an investigative reporter, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. They’re surrounded by a team of similarly illustrious colleagues. And they’re all working for free.