Charles Lewis Author and Journalist

Charles Lewis
Author and Journalist

  • Now Available: 935 LIES

    Now Available: 935 Lies

    In his recent book, 935 Lies: The Future Of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity, Lewis investigates the deadliest abuses of power by government and companies, how the news media's "watchdog" role is changing, and the future of truth in America. Visit to learn more.

  • Investigating Power

    Investigating Power

    This multimedia presentation documents "truth to power" moments in contemporary U.S. history and some of the distinguished journalists behind them. And it illuminates the inherent, incalculable value of original, independent reporting in our nation and in the world.

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    Investigative Reporting @ Work

    The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a project of the School of Communication at American University, conducts significant investigative journalism projects on a national and international scale.

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    Buying of the President

    Lewis and the Center for Public Integrity expose the moneyed interests behind many of the decisions made by President George W. Bush as well as his Democratic opponents. A New York Times bestseller.

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"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

Thomas Jefferson

About Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis, a former 60 Minutes producer who founded The Center for Public Integrity, is a MacArthur Fellow and the founding executive editor of the new Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

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Journalism Across Borders

Chuck's Travels

Lewis regularly travels nationally and internationally to talk about investigative reporting and the future of journalism. 

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Investigative Reporting Workshop

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If Truth Be Told

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