(Washington) Reminder: the May 5, 2014 deadline is approaching to submit a grant application to the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ). Grants cover expenses such as travel, document production and equipment rental. Small stipends may be considered as a part of the grant. The typical grant is $5,000. The Board of Directors looks for stories that break new ground and ...

Reid Frazier has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for his series “The Coming Chemical Boom.” His investigation aired on The Allegheny Front, a program carried by Pennsylvania public radio stations. In a series of reports to inform his audience on what might happen when the petrochemical industry comes to Pennsylvania as proposed, Frazier traveled to Texas ...

From Joseph Sorrentino for the Sante Fe Reporter and In These Times, the story of real estate con games that prey upon the poor in New Mexico. An excerpt: “People are losing their land and their money to suspect real estate deals. They’re also buying land thinking they can live there, only to learn too late that they can’t.” “Many people buying land in ...

American University Kogod School of Business magazine, Kogod Now, profiles associate professor Leigh Riddick, who provides pro bono business and finance advice to the Fund for Investigative Journalism. An excerpt from the profile: Sustaining a news organization is no easy feat. Riddick knows this firsthand. Her grandfather, James Bland, bought the Times-Dispatch in 1921. She worked for her grandfather and ...