From Shawn Musgrave for the Boston Globe, a follow-up story to his investigation of privacy concerns over police department scanning of license plates. After the Police Department released private information by mistake, it decided to suspend the program, indefinitely. ...

Washington – The next deadline for grant applications to the Fund for Investigative Journalism has been set for Monday, February 10, 2014, at 5pm Eastern time. For application instructions, visit the Fund’s website, www.fij.org; click on Apply for a Grant. For further information about the grant application process, call Sandy Bergo, 202-662-7564, or send an email to fundfij@gmail.com.   ...

From Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern, a book about the bombs the US dropped in Laos, still exploding many years later. The book, Eternal Harvest, published by ThingsAsian Press, is the result of seven years of work. Coates and Redfern traveled through Laos, locating people, taking their photos, and listening to their stories. They dedicate their book to the more than 50,000 Laotians ...

Investigative reporting has impact. It exposes wrongdoing, sparks reform, changes minds, and changes lives. That’s why it’s important to support the work of independent investigative journalists. And that’s why we encourage you to make a charitable donation to the Fund for Investigative Journalism this year. Your tax-deductible contribution helps the Fund keep watchdog journalism alive, in spite of continuing cut-backs ...