The web sites below cover a number of themes related to investigative journalism, freedom of the press, and careers in journalism and related fields.
Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)
Established in 1977, CIR sponsors and produces investigative projects for television, radio, print and the Web.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE)
IRE provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintain high professional standards.
Columbia Journalism Review
Published bi-monthly since 1961 by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CJR is the preeminent magazine for professional journalists. Its articles cover trends in the journalism and media industries, professional ethics, and the stories behind the news.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
The Fund for Investigative Journalism awards grants to reporters seeking to undertake investigative projects without the backing of a major news organization. Past FIJ-supported projects have won a variety of awards -- among them Seymour Hersh's Pulitzer Prize for his report on the U.S. Army massacre in the Vietnamese village of My Lai.
The Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity is a non-partisan nonprofit organization that works to produce original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern.
The National Security Archive
An independent non-governmental research institute, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Established in 2006 as an independent division of the World Security Institute, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting identifies, sponsors, and distributes independent investigative reporting.
The Smoking Gun
The Smoking Gun Web site uses materials gained via the Freedom of Information Act to weigh in on current issues in the news.