Washington (October 21, 2011) The American Journalism Review profiles the Fund for Investigative Journalism and its support of the “independent, intrepid reporter” with a “long track record of underwriting accountability reporting.” ...

Contact: Sandy Bergo,  202-391-0206 (Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce continuing support from the Park Foundation for the Fund’s grant program for independent watchdog journalists. The Foundation, based in Ithaca, New York, has awarded a grant for $75,000 that will give critical assistance to reporters working on domestic reporting projects. This is the second year ...

The Wall Street Journal, calls Robert Neuwirth’s book, “Stealth of Nations,” a “fascinating tour” of the informal, unofficial economy, known as System D, which is operated by unlicensed entrepreneurs. “‘Stealth of Nations’ is a valuable book because it challenges conventional thinking about what it means for an economy to develop.” From the book review: “System D is full of surprises. From Linda Chen, who ...

 2011 Wanjohi Kabukuru – From Kenya, Kabukuru reports for NewAfrican Magazine: “Malaria kills more people in Africa than HIV-Aids. Therefore attempts to produce a vaccine against the disease should normally be received with joy. But no. The trial stages of a new vaccine, RTS,S have raised a storm in Africa.” The criticism centers on clinical trials of the vaccine that are conducted ...

From Kenya, Wanhoji Kabukuru reports for NewAfrican Magazine: “Malaria kills more people in Africa than HIV-Aids. Therefore attempts to produce a vaccine against the disease should normally be received with joy. But no. The trial stages of a new vaccine, RTS,S have raised a storm in Africa.” The criticism centers on clinical trials of the vaccine that are conducted on infants. ...

As reported by Guy Taylor in Salon.com, the federal government has been rubber stamping Big Pharma’s requests to  increase production of the much-abused prescription drug, Oxycodone: “One of the most disturbing things about the prescription pain pill abuse epidemic is that it could have been avoided, or at least mitigated, if the DEA had fulfilled the responsibilities vested in it ...

2011 Guy Taylor – Reports in Salon.com how the federal government has been rubber stamping Big Pharma’s requests to increase production of the much-abused prescription drug, Oxycodone: “One of the most disturbing things about the prescription pain pill abuse epidemic is that it could have been avoided, or at least mitigated, if the DEA had fulfilled the responsibilities vested in it under federal ...

Rave review in Barron’s for  “All The Justice Money Can Buy,” a Fund for Investigative Journalism Gene Roberts book award winner: “Author Snigdha Prakash was embedded in the legal team representing two plaintiffs, who in turn served as test cases for a large pool of people making similar claims. The seven-week trial determined whether Merck failed to warn doctors adequately ...

WASHINGTON – (October 6, 2011) The Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded $40,000 in grants for nine independent investigative projects in the United States and overseas. The grants cover travel and other reporting expenses for investigative stories that otherwise would not be told. Significant support from the Park Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the Ethics and ...

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2011) — The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EST, Tuesday November 1. FIJ is interested in proposals from reporters investigating issues in the United States, especially those relating to governmental accountability, ...