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Cole Goins

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Associate manager for distribution and online engagement


Cole Goins is the associate manager for distribution and online engagement at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He works with editorial staff and multiplatform media partners to distribute work from CIR, California Watch and The Bay Citizen, along with connecting communities and conversations around accountability journalism online. Previously, Cole was the engagement editor at the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism nonprofit in Washington, D.C., where he led social media and engagement initiatives. He graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he spent two years as music director for WXYC, the student-run radio station.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Map: Where have Oakland police officer-involved shootings occurred?
Using information from the police department, we created a map of each officer-involved shooting, fatal and nonfatal, between 2000 and 2012.
Understanding painkiller and heroin abuse
Do you have a friend, child or loved one who has turned to heroin after an addiction to prescription painkillers? You’re not alone. Reporters from California Watch and KQED Public Radio took a look into drug abuse among California’s youth, detailing how many young pill addicts in the state and across the U.S. are increasingly using heroin, sometimes with fatal results.
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