Robert J. Rosenthal is a board member and an executive producer at The Center for Investigative Reporting. An award-winning journalist, Rosenthal has worked for some of the most respected newspapers in the country, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Francisco Chronicle. Rosenthal worked for 22 years at the Inquirer, starting as a reporter and eventually becoming its executive editor in 1998. He became managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in late 2002, and joined CIR as executive director in 2008. Before joining the Inquirer in 1979, Rosenthal worked as a reporter for six years at The Boston Globe and three-and-a-half years at The New York Times, where he was a news assistant on the foreign desk and an editorial assistant on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon Papers project. As a reporter, Rosenthal won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for magazine writing, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for distinguished foreign correspondence, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Third World Reporting. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in international reporting. Rosenthal was a Pulitzer Prize judge four times. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Journalist Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Tehran, Iran, for more than 17 months. The Iranian authorities responsible need to know that many of us think about Rezaian and consider their actions cruel and unjust.
Dori Maynard, who died Tuesday in Oakland, California, was unbending in her commitment to diversity and upholding the highest ethical standards in journalism.
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At CIR, we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and uncovered injustices that otherwise would be hidden from the public eye. Today, we are upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage our audiences across the aisle, coast to coast, and worldwide. What drives our work isn’t profit – it’s impact.
We’re taking some of CIR’s work to the stage to tell our stories in a new way, reach a new audience on issues that matter and, hopefully, form a powerful connection with the audience.
Join our members for a conference call with Phil Bronstein, CIR’s executive chairman and author of “The Shooter,” and Robert Rosenthal, CIR’s executive editor, on Thursday at 9 a.m. PST.
There has been a report that a Hollywood production company called Zulu 7 has purchased the rights to Phil Bronstein's story "The Shooter," about the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, and to the rights to The Shooter's life story as well. This report is false. No one has contacted Bronstein or The Shooter
“The Shooter,” today’s story about the Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden, was published in cooperation with Esquire. It is part of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s ongoing coverage of the challenges veterans face after leaving military service. Phil Bronstein, CIR's executive chairman and a longtime journalist, met the Shooter more than
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