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Laying the foundation

At my first international investigative reporting conference, held in Moscow in September 1992, I had an exciting epiphany that the best investigative journalism is necessarily collaborative and thus requires reporters and editors to work together. Five years later, I founded the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for the Panama Papers and numerous other awards.

Where are they now?

Former IRW interns are now reporting or editing at The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, The Louisville Courier-Journal, the Treasure Coast newspapers, the Island Packet and the St. Cloud Times Media, among many other places.

Internships for 2021

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, an independent, nonprofit news organization based at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C., is looking for smart, engaged college students and recent graduates from around the country for internships in the summer of 2021.

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Reporter’s Notebook: A guide to investigating colossal topics

Since The Washington Post published “A crisis in campus care” this month, an extensive examination into the health care available to college students, dozens of undergraduates, alumni, parents and faculty have shared on social media and with the Post how their own interactions with their on-campus clinics mirror the findings of the year-long investigation.