(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce that the Oklahoma City – based Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has renewed its support for the Fund’s grant-making program. The Foundation has combined a $75,000 grant with a Challenge Grant to support the Fund’s assistance to investigative reporters who have tips, sources, and know-how, but need resources ...

For InsideClimate News, Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones report on possible reasons for recent explosions of oil transported by rail. An excerpt:  The worry, according to a half-dozen industry experts who spoke with InsideClimate News, is that some producers are adjusting the pressure settings to leave in substantial amounts of natural gas liquids. “There is a strong suspicion that a number of ...

Author Nick Turse, who wrote Kill Anything that Moves with support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, has shared in the 2014 I.F. Stone “Izzy” Award for his relentless investigations into civilian war deaths. The Award was established by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College. The award citation for Turse: In news pieces and a book published last year, Turse ...

(Washington DC) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism announced today that David Boardman, dean of Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Previously, Boardman was executive editor of the Seattle Times, which he led to four Pulitzer Prizes for investigative reporting, breaking news, and national news. He is president of the American ...

Friends and colleagues of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joel Brinkley are remembering his range as a national, foreign, and investigative reporter, his lucid writing, and his sense of humor. Brinkley has died at age 61. Brinkley won a Pulitzer Prize as a young reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, went on to report for the New York Times for more than ...

Hella Winston, an independent journalist who has investigated sexual abuse cover-ups in the Ultra Orthodox Jewish communities of New York and New Jersey, reports that a Brooklyn criminal case against a whistleblower, the father of a sex abuse victim, has fallen apart. Winston has received two grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to look into cases that had been covered ...

From Diana Washington Valdez, in a special report for the El Paso Times, the frustrating search for clues to solve the murders of several women whose bodies were found, many years later, in shallow graves on the outskirts of Albuquerque. Families are upset that police have made so little progress. An excerpt: Relatives of several of the West Mesa murder victims, whose bodies were discovered in ...

For Daily Kos, the story of the continuing struggle for equality in insurance coverage and treatment for mental illnesses. As Mary Ann Swissler reports, federal law has required that insurance plans treat mental and medical coverage equally, since 2008. But the reality is quite different, according to her survey of patients. Excerpts: “In , 53 percent of the women called insurance “a barrier ...