For WAMU-FM, Patrick Madden reports on District of Columbia contractors who contribute to local politicians – who have the final say over contracts worth $1 million or more. Madden took a deep dive into campaign contributions and found the tight control over contracts by City Council members has spawned a “Pay to Play” culture in DC government. Madden and the team ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is one of the proud sponsors of “Private Violence,” a documentary praised in today’s New York Times for illuminating the “entrenched” problem of domestic violence in “shocking clarity.” Quoting from the review: “ objective is to change the presumptions so that victims are not fighting an uphill battle from the beginning.” Private Violence airs tonight ...

From Moonshine Ink, an investigation of public funds drained for a hospital expansion in a small California town and an “all-in-the-family”  consultant contract that is an apparent conflict of interest. Reporter David Bunker finds that public funding of the hospital district does not clearly benefit patients. “The billing and care at Tahoe Forest Hospital is similar to a private hospital ...

(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation has renewed its support of the Fund’s grant-making program for independent investigative reporters. The $25,000 in support from The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation will underwrite grants for reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative journalism, but lack the resources ...