WASHINGTON – (October 27, 2010) The Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded grants totaling $42,000 for 11 investigative reporting projects to be published or broadcast in the U.S., and for two investigations overseas. The Fund has supported investigative journalism since 1969. Among recent projects completed with FIJ support are Poisoning the Press, by Mark Feldstein, a ...

2010 Judy Pasternak – “Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed,” by Judy Pasternak, was released in September 2010.  Pasternak investigated the toxic aftermath of uranium mining on Navajo Indian land for the material used in atomic bombs in the 1940s. Radioactive dirt contaminated drinking water, playgrounds, and homes. The poisoning of the land and ...

Mark Feldstein’s book reveals blackmail and bribery among the shady tactics used by muckraker Jack Anderson. The book’s focal point is the clash between the columnist and President Richard Nixon. A review in The New York Times called the book a “clear-eyed biography” of Anderson which portrays politician and reporter as the “King Kong and Godzilla of sleaze, paranoia, and dirty tricks.” ...

“Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed,” by Judy Pasternak, was released in September 2010.  Pasternak investigated the toxic aftermath of uranium mining on Navajo Indian land for the material used in atomic bombs in the 1940s. Radioactive dirt contaminated drinking water, playgrounds, and homes. The poisoning of the land and its people continues to ...

2010 The Chicago Reporter – As police pinned Derrick Reed to the hood of a squad car, one thought raced through his mind: “Oh, man. I’m going to go away. I’m 17 now.” The East Garfield Park teen’s coming-of-age story isn’t filled with school dances or football-team tryouts. Rather, the day that shaped his adolescence was Nov. 30, 2009.  (Read ...