Charles Lewis is a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC, and founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop there. He is a former producer for ABC News and CBS News’ 60 Minutes. He is the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and a co-founder of the Investigative News Network (now the Institute for Nonprofit News). He has been a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University, and a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His most recent book is 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity. He is also the co-author of The Buying of the President; The Buying of the Congress: How Special Interests Have Stolen Your Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; The Buying of the President 2000; and The Buying of the President 2004. On Twitter: @crelewis.


Writing in the Cairo Review