The Center for Investigative Reporting

At The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) [founded in 1977 and based in Berkeley, California], we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. Since 1977, CIR has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public eye. Today, we’re upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage you, our audience, across the aisle, coast to coast and worldwide….

CIR is the only nonprofit journalism organization with the in-house ability to produce stories on every available media platform – from print to video, radio and interactive data applications – so that our reporting is accessible, engaging and presented for maximum impact. Our staff includes highly skilled reporters who know how to cultivate sources and find hidden information; engineers and analysts who create news apps, interactive maps and tools to help the public understand issues from the macro to the micro level; and radio, video and multimedia producers who create engaging documentaries, videos and animated features to demystify complex topics. More than 300 news outlets partner with us or have featured our reporting, including ABC, Univision, Al-Jazeera English, The Young Turks, Stars and Stripes, the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, NPR, PBS, The Daily Beast, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, YouTube and more.