The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a project of the School of Communication at American University, is an incubator and laboratory for in-depth, multimedia watchdog reporting. In addition to conducting national and international investigative reporting projects, the Workshop, through it's iLab, conducts research on and experiments with new models for doing and delivering investigative journalism.
The Workshop is one of only seven university-based investigative journalism projects in the nation and the only one centered in Washington D.C. The Workshop has published several national investigations partnering with media outlets msnbc.com, PBS FRONTLINE, Financial Times, the Huffington Post and McClatchy Newspapers.
Founded by American University professors Charles Lewis and Wendell Cochran in the Spring of 2008, the Workshop began publishing original content in the Spring of 2009.