The nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University seeks to expose injustice by producing and teaching in-depth, impactful journalism.

NECIR stories, as the saying goes, aim to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. They change laws, policy and behavior by reaching wide audiences through mainstream news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, WGBH, HuffPost, Slate and dozens of local newspapers in New England.

NECIR reporters also teach new generations of journalists the skills of investigative reporting.

For high school students, NECIR sponsors a summer journalism institute, attracting more than 120 young reporters to Boston each summer for hands-on, real-world training.

For college journalists, NECIR teaches the investigative reporting advanced course at Boston University and integrates student researchers and interns into reporting for national and regional news outlets.

For early-career professionals, NECIR offers weekend workshop seminars and presentations across the country and, for high school journalism advisers, online courses.

For reporters working in emerging democracies, NECIR leads tailored trainings on site and online for journalists from Russia, Georgia, Albania, the Balkans and other countries.

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