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Next deadline: Monday Feb. 3, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern time

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News & Stories from FIJ Grantees and Fellows 

FIJ Awards Grants to Nine Investigative Journalists

The board of directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $79,000 in grants to nine investigative journalists in its most recent round of funding. The grants will help cover the costs of reporting, such as travel, document fees, and other...

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Suicide Hidden in Colleges in Massachusetts

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students across the United States. And numbers are on the rise. But you won’t hear details about these tragic deaths from Massachusetts colleges and universities. Most of them don’t release information if they...

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Half the Judges in Venezuela are Linked to the Ruling Party

FIJ grantee Joseph Poliszuk of, an online publication in Venezuela, finished a three-year investigation on the independence of judges in Venezuela. He and his partners at created a website that tracks 6,000 judges throughout the country,...

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New Funding Grants for 2020

Two funding grants came in at the end of October:  The Nara Fund, a long-standing supporter of FIJ, gave $25,000, acknowledging the “central role investigative journalism plays in preserving our democracy.”   The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, another...

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Race, Land and Justice

More than two decades ago, a group including the white sheriff of Limestone County, Ala., rustled and slaughtered more than 60 head of cattle owned by Michael Stovall, a black farmer. They then dumped the carcasses into graves dug up on the farmer’s land. That was the...

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Former FIJ Board Member George Lardner Jr. Dies

Former FIJ Board Member George Lardner Jr., who won the Pulitzer in 1993 for an investigation into the murder of his 21-year-old daughter, Kristin, died in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 21.  Lardner, 85, was a former Washington Post reporter and a scholar in residence at...

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Rape of Alaska Native Women High; Police Investigations Low

For years, Alaska Native women have urged officials to address a crisis of violence throughout their state: Reported rapes are twice the national average, and child sexual violence is six times the national average.  Alaska’s western region has the state's highest...

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Flint’s Deadly Water

FIJ grantees Abby Ellis and Kayla Ruble released the documentary, "Flint's Deadly Water," with Frontline. The project followed a two-year investigation, in which Ellis and Ruble uncovered the extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint,...

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“An Unbelievable Story of Rape” Made Into a Netflix Series

T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong's award-winning investigation with ProPublica and the Marshall Project, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” has been made into a Netflix series, "Unbelievable." The investigation detailed the ordeal of a young woman who was coerced...

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