(Washington) – During the past year and  a half, more than twenty experienced reporters and news executives have mentored FIJ grantees, lending a hand in the reporting, writing and editing of their work. The executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Mark Horvit, recruits the mentors from the roster of IRE members. In so doing, he has lined up some of the biggest names in ...

(Washington) – On Monday night, young people displayed artwork, pounded on drums, performed a harpsichord solo, and read a book aloud. A young boy voiced his dream to amass the “most grandiose home library” imaginable. A young girl recited her poem “I Have the Potential,” delivered with the kicker: “My work is more than just the results of some standardized tests.” ...