The board and staff of the Fund for Investigative Journalism would like to express our gratitude to the following organizations and individuals who have donated time and resources in support of our work during the past year. Major Contributors: Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Gannett Foundation Green Park Foundation Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation ...

From Sam Eifling for the Arkansas Times, an investigation of the rupture of an ExxonMobil pipeline that spilled oil and released fumes throughout a neighborhood in Arkansas. Before the spill, residents didn’t know they were living above a pipeline.      “The oil went to the lake, Jarrell said. “But the toxic fumes came to us.” In one part of the series, he reports the health risks ...

From Jarrett Murphy and Kate Pastor for City Limits, a report on the state of gambling in New York, where more casinos will be opening now that voters have approved a constitutional amendment. The winners and losers are not easy to predict, according to the report: he number of existing gambling options raises the question of whether new casinos will draw new players to the market or ...

From Laura Kasinof for Washington Monthly, an article about the post-war grief that may impact women who have served in the military differently than men. An excerpt: *While it’s clear that war is hell for everyone, men and women alike, it’s unclear how the unique female experience in the barracks, on the battlefield, and back at home may affect them differently. ...

From Laird Townsend for Mother Jones and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, the story of family farmers facing drier than Dust Bowl conditions, and limited options. An excerpt:  *If recent research by the US Department of Agriculture is any indication, the crop failures will be a sign of the future. In a February 2013 report, the agency rounded up relevant ...