WASHINGTON (February 23, 2010) — The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce it has received a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, based in Oklahoma City. The grant will support reporters working on investigative stories that focus on their states and local communities. It also will provide funds for investigations done by reporters in ...

WASHINGTON (January 15, 2010) — Sandy Bergo, an experienced investigative reporter, has been chosen to serve as executive director of The Fund for Investigative Journalism. Bergo, who replaces Cheryl Arvidson, has previously worked as an investigative producer for WBBM-TV (Chicago) and WJLA-TV (Washington DC), a senior writer for the Center for Public Integrity, and a freelance investigative reporter for the ...

WASHINGTON (January 7, 2010) – Chicago Tribune reporters Jason Grotto and Tim Jones authored a chilling five-part series describing the devastating health consequences suffered by U.S. military veterans and Vietnamese nationals who were exposed to Agent Orange and other dioxin-laced defoliants during the war in Vietnam. Birth defects have extended the impact to a second generation. But the U.S. government ...

Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek produced a video, Guatemala: A Tale of Two Villages, that appears on Frontline Rough Cuts website. It tells about the Guatemalans who were rounded up in a large immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, and sent back to their home country. ...

2009  HABIBA NOSHEEN AND HILKE SCHELLMANN – Co-producers of an investigative documentary on surrogacy, Wombs for Rent, that aired on NOW on PBS on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. ...

Murder in the High Himalaya, a book by Jonathan Green about the brutal murder of a 17-year-old nun fleeing to India by Chinese border guards. Will be published in the Spring of 2010. “Murder in the High Himalaya is the unforgettable account of the brutal killing of Kelsang Namtso—a seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun fleeing to India—by Chinese border guards. Witnessed by ...

Thomas A. Bass’ The Spy Who Loved Us was published by PublicAffairs in 2009. Pham Xuan An was a brilliant journalist and an even better spy. A long-time correspondent for Time and friendly with all the legendary reporters covering Vietnam, he was an invaluable source of news and font of wisdom on all things Vietnamese. At the same time, he ...

Pratap Chatterlee’s Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War, published by Nation Books, was written up in Vanity Fair and praised in other reviews. The book received FIJ’S 2005 Robert I. Friedman award. “From Halliburton’s vital mission as the logistical backbone of the U.S. occupation in Iraq—without it there could be no war or ...

Susan Cohen and Christine Cosgrove’s Normal at Any Cost, was the recipient of FIJ’s $25,000 book award in 2003. The book about hormones that affect the growth of children, was published in March 2009 and widely reviewed. ...

Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World by Jessica Snyder Sachs, winner of the 2005 book award, has been published by Hill and Wang and is available in bookstores. Her argument is that “antibiotic resistance now ranks among the gravest medical problems of modern times”. ...