October 05, 2013
PRX and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) this week debuted a pilot for public radio’s first-ever investigative reporting series featuring an exclusive report and data analysis revealing how the Department of Veteran Affairs has overprescribed opiates to veterans since 9/11.
As a result of PKPR’s outreach, USA Today media editor Rem Reider dedicated his weekly column to an in depth look at the series, heralding it as “very cool for a number of reasons.”
“For one thing, the advent of a new source of investigative reporting is always welcome news,” wrote Reider. “And the partnership highlights a number of encouraging trends that have emerged in the midst of the often-depressing news about traditional news organizations.”