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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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FIJ at Excellence in Journalism 2019 Conference

Fund for Investigative Journalism former Board President Ricardo Sandoval Palos and Director of Operations Ana Arana were at the Excellence in Journalism 2019 conference organized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic...

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FIJ Seeks New Executive Director

Washington, August 29, 2019 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is seeking a full-time executive director to succeed Sandy Bergo, who will be retiring at the end of the year, after leading the nonprofit for ten years. A search committee is actively seeking...

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FIJ Executive Director Sandy Bergo to retire in 2019

WASHINGTON — Fund for Investigative Journalism Executive Director Sandy Bergo today announced that she will retire at the end of 2019. Bergo has led the organization since she was appointed by the Board of Directors in 2010. “Sandy has brought significant growth and...

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Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation Gives FIJ New Grant

FIJ is pleased to announce that the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation has again approved a donation of $25,000 to support our grants for domestic investigations. We also received a $5,000 donation that will go to a challenge grant of $25,000, given earlier this year by...

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