Inside Publici

Published — June 21, 2012

Watchdog 6/20/12

Introduction

A first with FRONTLINE

A key to the Center’s business model is partnering with multiple media outlets to expand the impact of our work. I’m particularly pleased about an upcoming segment with PBS FRONTLINE called Dollars and Dentists. This major joint investigation by our two organizations is, I hope, the harbinger of many more to come. The Washington Post will also be publishing print versions of our investigation.

FRONTLINE producer Jill Rosenbaum has been working in the Center’s newsroom for more than a year, attending editorial meetings and keeping a lookout for an important investigation to translate to television. She started tracking troubling financial charges to young Medicaid dental patients. Center reporter David Heath joined in the investigation and nine months later a major project, including both the FRONTLINE documentary and two in-depth print pieces, will premiere next week.

Please tune in to PBS FRONTLINE on Tuesday night, June 26, and read about our investigation at www.iwatchnews.org. This level of high-quality partnering is very much the future of investigative journalism and I’m proud of the Center for Public Integrity’s leadership role in the investigative news sector.

Until next week,

Bill Buzenberg
Executive Director

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