The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.
CIR is among the most innovative, credible and relevant media organizations in the country. Reveal – our website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where we publish our multiplatform work.
Our award-winning journalists hold the powerful accountable and reveal government fraud and waste of taxpayer funds, human rights violations, environmental degradation and threats to public safety. We consistently shine a bright light on injustice and protect the most vulnerable in our society.
From the San Francisco Bay Area epicenter of technological and creative innovation, our reporting ignites real-world change as evidenced by civil and criminal investigations, new laws and policies, the instigation of public discourse and solutions-oriented community action.
Every time you turn on Fox News or MSNBC, all you get are spoon fed ideological arguments of one party or the other. True investigative reporting is in a death spiral and organizations like this are one of the last vestiges capable of truly empowering the public with unbiased information.