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The New England Center for Investigative Reporting has won many regional and national awards since its founding in 2009.

Notable Awards

  • 2018 Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) Award, Public Service in Radio Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists
  • 2019, 2018 and 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Radio Television Digital News Association
  • 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 “Publick Occurrences” awards, New England Newspaper and Press Association
  • 2016 Freedom of Information Award, New England First Amendment Coalition
  • 2014 First Place award for healthcare journalism, Society of American Business Editors and Writers
  • 2014 First Place award for investigative reporting, small media outlets; Excellence in Health Care Journalism, Association of Health Care Journalists
  • 2014 Clarion Award, Association for Women in Communications
  • David S. Barr Social Justice Award
  • 1st place in Regional Investigative Reporting from the National Federation of Press Women
  • 3rd Place in Web Journalism from National Federation of Press Women
  • Finalists for the 2011 Livingston Award for Young Journalists
  • National Council on Problem Gambling’s Reporting Award


NECIR wins national public service journalism award 

A radio series about a wrongfully convicted man’s effort to rebuild his life after nearly four decades in prison earned the New England Center...

NECIR wins two Regional Murrow Awards for radio

An investigation into illicit massage parlors and a series about a man’s life after being wrongfully imprisoned for 38 years earned the New England...

Jail Suicide investigation wins regional Murrow Award

A four-part radio series investigating the high rate of inmate suicides at county jails earned the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WGBH News...

NECIR reporters honored for jail suicide investigation

An investigation into the alarmingly high rate of county jail suicides earned the New England Center for Investigative Reporting its fourth consecutive Publick Occurrences...

NECIR investigation of college president perks wins education writers award

An investigation from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting revealing the extensive perks enjoyed by public college presidents won the top award yesterday for...

Investigations by The Eye and WBUR receive three regional Murrow Awards

Investigations by The Eye and news partner WBUR public radio received this week three Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence from the Radio Television...

Two investigations by The Eye named finalists for education reporting honor

Two investigations by The Eye -- one exploring problems at a private school for children with special needs and the other revealing perks for college presidents...

The Eye’s Jenifer McKim wins McGraw Center grant

Senior Reporter Jenifer McKim of The Eye won a prestigious McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism Friday for her upcoming investigation of foreclosure risks faced...

Eye reporter awarded for reporting on child abuse and neglect deaths

Eye reporter Jenifer McKim on Thursday, Oct. 6, was honored with a 2016 Publick Occurrences Award for Outstanding Journalism for her series ‘Out of...

NECIR wins INNovation Fund grant for audience engagement

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting has won $35,000 from the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) to host a series of events to provide citizens with the tools to understand and investigate earmarked funds within the Massachusetts state budget.

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