The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity 2007

The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative journalism organization founded in 1989 by investigative journalist Charles Lewis. The Center’s mission is to produce original, responsible investigative journalism to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. Since its inception, the Center has produced more than 400 investigative reports and 17 books. It has received the prestigious George Polk Award and more than 22 other national journalism awards and 16 finalist nominations from a wide range of organizations, including PEN USA and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Among its “firsts,” was the disclosure of the use of the Lincoln Bedroom for political contributors in the Clinton administration (Fat Cat Hotel): the posting on the Center’s Web site of the secret Patriot II Act draft legislation; and that Halliburton was the largest private contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan (Windfalls of War). The Center’s quadrennial book project, The Buying of the President, was a best-seller in 2004 and work is well underway for 2008.

The Center’s high-quality, publicly accessible investigations feature documents, contextual analysis, and databases. These are widely disseminated to journalists, policymakers, scholars, and the public using a combination of digital, electronic, and print media, and are also featured on their web site, www.publicintegrity.org.

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