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California Watch press releases
May 1, 2012
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and The Bay Citizen begin working as a merged organization today, under the leadership of Executive Chairman Phil Bronstein and Executive Director Robert J. Rosenthal.
September 7, 2011
An investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR News reveals that federal programs have placed seemingly innocent Americans in “suspicious activity” reports – often without their knowledge.
September 1, 2011
The Center for Investigative Reporting was named a finalist in five categories, including four with California Watch, in the Online News Association awards.
August 11, 2011
California Watch wanted to bring media outlets across the state together as collaborators, and this vision is taking shape as a group of news outlets joined forces to cover high-speed rail.
July 14, 2011
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting will open a Southern California bureau in August.
April 29, 2011
Mark Katches has been promoted to editorial director, and Chase Davis will be CIR's director of technology. Hearst executive Phil Bronstein has been elected as CIR's chairman of the board.
April 7, 2011
Investigation reveals the Division of the State Architect shirked responsibility to fully enforce the law, approving at least 20,000 school building projects without final safety certification.
April 7, 2011
Book is available in English, Spanish, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Vietnamese as part of “On Shaky Ground,” California Watch’s 19-month investigation into seismic safety at public schools in California. The book is available for free from California Watch.
April 7, 2011
App helps Californians find out just how close they are to seismic hazards. App also offers an emergency supply checklist, as well as a simple flashlight
Jan. 28, 2011
California Watch today launched the California Watch Media Network and announced its first members, which include some of the state’s largest and most reputable news organizations.
Nov. 1, 2010
California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Journalism, won an award for General Excellence from the Online News Association this past weekend.
Oct. 29, 2010
Network will provide investigative journalists with new opportunities to engage the public and fellow journalists on issues that impact their communities.
Jan. 12, 2010
California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, is continuing to implement a distribution model that is reaching millions of Californians with multimedia investigations.
Dec. 7, 2009
California Watch's class size investigation was distributed in five languages and through many media outlets.
Nov. 9, 2009
California Watch, a division of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and KQED Public Radio today announced a new editorial collaboration that will expand the exposure of investigative and other high-impact stories produced by California Watch, for the benefit of listeners statewide.
California Watch launched its first project today, an investigation into homeland security grant spending by agencies around the Golden State. Versions of this story ran in more than two dozen news organizations—newspapers, TV, and online news sites.
July 31, 2009
The Center for Investigative Reporting announced today that it has hired Lance Williams as an investigative reporter covering money and politics for CIR's new California Watch project.
June 10, 2009
Award-winning editor Mark Katches will be joining CIR from Milwaukee.
May 8, 2009
The Center for Investigative Reporting is launching a new statewide reporting initiative to produce in-depth multimedia journalism specific to California and to engage the public on issues of critical importance to the state.
Stephanie Rice/California WatchCIR and California Watch staff meet weekly to discuss ongoing investigations.