Press

The State Integrity Investigation invites local and national media to both report on our findings and use Investigation data to enterprise additional stories. We can provide spreadsheets, graphics, interactive tools, and other material to help journalists and bloggers shine light on their state government's openness, accountability, and corruption risk. 

Media contact

For media inquiries or to arrange interviews with the State Integrity Investigation’s researchers or journalists, please contact:

Nicholas Kusnetz
Center for Public Integrity
nkusnetz@publicintegrity.org
202-466-1300

Investigation press releases

Feb. 19, 2012   Investigation Ranks 50 State Governments for Corruptibility
Feb. 17, 2011   New grants fund 50-state corruption risk index


Selected news stories and blog posts about the Investigation

2012

July 24, 2012   N.C., S.C. Flunk Public Records  (Charlotte Observer)
Apr. 12, 2012   Rating the States on Their Susceptibility to Corruption  (Wall Street Journal)
Apr. 9, 2012     Washington Journal  (C-SPAN)
Apr. 5, 2012     A (Garden) State of Corruption  (Forbes)
Apr. 5, 2012     New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha  (Wall Street Journal)
Mar. 27, 2012   States with the most lax anti-corruption laws  (MSNBC.com)
Mar. 23, 2012   Which States Have the Highest Public Corruption Convictions?  (Governing)
Mar. 22, 2012   America's Most Corrupt States  (Fox Business)
Mar. 22, 2012   Contest for Funniest New Jersey Joke Has a Winner  (Bloomberg)
Mar. 20, 2012   The States Get a Poor Report Card  (New York TImes)
Mar. 20, 2012   Lessons for America from the Global War on Sleaze  (Foreign Policy)
Mar. 19, 2012   Report: Most states do poor job in guarding against corruption  (CNN)
Mar. 19, 2012   Anti-corruption effort targets all the states  (Washington Post Writers Group)
Mar. 19, 2012   State With Most Integrity is New Jersey, Center for Public Integrity Study Shows  (Huffington Post)
Mar. 19, 2012   Study: NJ doing best on anti-corruption measures  (AP)
Mar. 19, 2012   New Jersey Is Least Corruptible State as Georgia Ranks Last  (Bloomberg)
Mar. 19, 2012   New Jersey (no kidding) is among best corruption fighters  (Reuters)
Mar. 19, 2012   New Jersey As Good-Government Leader? Believe It  (NPR)
Mar. 19, 2012   Political Corruption: 8 States Earn Failing Grades (ABC News)
Mar. 19, 2012   Where Is Corruption Risk Lowest? New Jersey?  (Wall Street Journal)
Mar. 19, 2012   Pubmedia partners give reporters a map to states that are hard, and soft, on corruption  (Current)
Mar. 19, 2012   State Integrity project builds off a nonprofit news network  (Nieman Journalism Lab)
Mar. 14, 2012   Where does your state rank in level of corruption? (WHYY Philadelphia)
Feb. 25, 2012   Study: Maine government can improve safeguards against corruption (Lewiston) Sun Journal
Feb. 24, 2012   Two Different Views of Corruption in Illinois  (Progress Illinois)
Feb. 23, 2012   How corrupt is Chicago?  (In These Times)
Feb. 21, 2012   Corruption, Confirmation Bias, and Sexy Statistics  (Chicago Magazine)
Feb. 15, 2012   The Chicago way  (The Economist)
Feb. 14, 2012   Welcome: The State Integrity Investigation  (Reinvent Albany)

2011

May 4, 2011     50 state project to measure corruption risks  (California Forward)
Mar. 17, 2011   Kill 'em with Transparency  (Natl. Institute on Money in State Politics)
Mar. 9, 2011     U.S. fifty state corruption risk index: a way for greater influence in investigative reporting?  (World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers)
Mar. 8, 2011    A perpetual motion machine for investigative reporting: CPI and PRI partner on State corruption project  (Nieman Journalism Lab)
Feb. 24, 2011  State accountability project receives $1.5 million in grants  (Philanthropy News Digest)
Feb. 23, 2011  Smart Talk: Muckrakers wanted  (Arkansas Times)
Feb. 22, 2011  What do statehouses, city halls do about corruption?  (Current)
Feb. 21, 2011  Corruption? It's practically a state hallmark  (Philadelphia Daily News)
Feb. 17, 2011  Probably can't bribe your way down this list  (Asbury Park Press)
Feb. 17, 2011  Is Harrisburg sleazier than Little Rock?  (WHYY Philadelphia)
Feb. 17, 2011  CPI seeks reporters for state government corruption probe  (The Poynter Institute for Media Studies)

2010

Nov. 10, 2010  News Organizations Team With Anti-Corruption Group To Form U.S. State Metrics  (The Wall Street Journal)

 

Editorials supporting the Investigation

Aug. 28, 2012 Greenwood (SC) Index-Journal
Aug. 9, 2012   The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)
Aug. 8, 2012   The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
Aug. 1, 2012   Winston-Salem Journal
July 31, 2012  Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
July 30, 2012  Franklin (NC) Press
July 29, 2012  Hendersonville (NC) Lightning
July 29, 2012  Fayeteville (NC) Observer
July 29, 2012  Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
July 11, 2012   Florida Times-Union
May 3, 2012    WAGA-TV Atlanta
Apr. 12, 2012  The Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA)
Apr. 5, 2012    Austin American-Statesman
Apr. 5, 2012    Burlington (NC) Times-News
Apr. 3, 2012    Scripps Treasure Coast (FL) Newspapers
Apr. 2, 2012    Times and Democrat  (Orangeburg, SC)
Mar. 28, 2012  Boulder Daily Camera
Mar. 25, 2012  Philadelphia Inquirer
Mar. 25, 2012  Fayetteville (NC) Observer
Mar. 25, 2012  Kennebec (ME) Journal
Mar. 25, 2012  The Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Mar. 25, 2012  Syracuse Post-Standard
Mar. 25, 2012  The Olympian (Olympia, WA)
Mar. 25, 2012  Yakima (WA) Herald
Mar. 25, 2012  Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY)
Mar. 24, 2012  Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
Mar. 24, 2012  Longmont (CO) Times Call
Mar. 23, 2012  Washington Post
Mar. 23, 2012  Greensboro News & Record
Mar. 23, 2012  Columbian (Columbia, WA)
Mar. 23, 2012  Casper (WY) Star Tribune
Mar. 23, 2012  Post Crescent (Appleton, WI)
Mar. 23, 2012  Anniston (AL) Star
Mar. 23, 2012  Juneau Empire
Mar. 23, 2012  Scranton TImes-Tribune
Mar. 23, 2012  Loveland (CO) Reporter Herald
Mar. 22, 2012  Orange County (CA) Register
Mar. 22, 2012  Grand Rapids (MI) Press
Mar. 22, 2012  Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
Mar. 22, 2012  Journal Tribune (York County, ME)
Mar. 22, 2012  Verona-Cedar Grove (NJ) Times
Mar. 21, 2012  Charleston (SC) Post and Courier
Mar. 21, 2012  Times of Trenton
Mar. 21, 2012  Garden City (KS) Telegram
Mar. 21, 2012  Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer Journal
Mar. 21, 2012  Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
Mar. 21, 2012  Journal News (White Plains, NY)
Mar. 21, 2012  InForum (Fargo, ND)
Mar. 21, 2012  Augusta Chronicle
Mar. 20, 2012  The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman
Mar. 20, 2012  The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Mar. 20, 2012  Christian Science Monitor
Mar. 20, 2012  Redding (CA) Record Searchlight
Mar. 20, 2012  Dallas Morning News
Mar. 20, 2012  Ft. Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel
Mar. 19, 2012  Boston Herald
Mar. 19, 2012  New York Times


 

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