The National Press Foundation honored The Center for Public Integrity with the 2007 Excellence in Online Journalism Award. The award was presented at the 2008 NPF Annual Awards Dinner. View a video honoring The Center below.
Today, media outlets are outsourcing investigative reporting to nonprofits who can offer the service free of charge. The Center for Public Integrity’s reports and sometimes staff-written pieces have made it to The New York Times, Financial Times, POLITICO, and other leading publications. Just last month, the Financial Times published data obtained by The Center showing that BP was responsible for 97 percent of the most serious safety violations in the US refining industry, according to the Kurtz column.
In an issue related to the oil spill, this Friday, on June 25th, 2010, NPF will host a Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on the oil spill and its potential impact on new climate and energy legislation. Opposing sides will weigh in during this on-the-record event. There will be plenty time for Q&A. See full list of speakers and RSVP here. A collaboration between NPF, POLITICO and the Center on Congress at Indiana University, this briefing is underwritten by the Kiplinger Foundation.