Washington – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant for the Fund’s grant-making and mentoring program for independent investigative reporters. The Foundation’s two-year grant underwrites the Fund’s program of project grants for reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative journalism, but ...

From I-News in Denver, Colorado: “The number of wildfires in Colorado has exploded during the past decade. So has the number of people living in high-risk fire zones. And public policies for dealing with both actually risk making the state’s fire danger even worse. We analyzed data from the U.S. Census and the state, and found that one in four ...

From reporter Art Levine, an investigation of the story behind a Bain Capital success: “Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney in 1984, prides itself on turning around failing businesses. But lawsuits and critics allege that controversial profit-maximizing methods and the residential treatment industry don’t mix.” The story was published by Salon.com in partnership with The Investigative Fund at ...