Thanks to the Joan Shorenstein Center for naming the Center for Public Integrity "State Integrity" collaboration a finalist in the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting was launched in 1991, honoring "journalism which promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics by disclosing excessive secrecy, impropriety and mismanagement."
Collaboration by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International, with additional cooperation from members of the Investigative News Network for “State Integrity Investigation”
The State Integrity Investigation created a tool that is being used by news organizations all over the nation to hold government accountable. The collaboration was a data-driven analysis of every state’s laws and practices that deter corruption and promote accountability and openness, thus providing local news organizations a means of investigating what is happening in their state. The results include accelerated reform in government and an increase in disclosure requirements in many states.