The “No-Jail Jailers” investigation from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has been honored with two top news industry awards: a national Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award for radio investigative journalism, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The investigation exposed a system in Kentucky that wasted $2 million a year, paying 41 elected jailers ...

Miranda Spivack for the Columbia Journalism Review documents the decline of local news coverage, and the rise of community activists to fill the vacuum.  She examines the impact on small town governance: less accountability to open meetings laws, diminished  coverage of meetings, and more single source reporting. Photo credit: Miranda Spivack ...

From Laura Krantz for Takepart.com, the story of bushmeat poaching, its effect on Africa’s ecosystems and what’s being done to stop it. Photo credit: Laura Krantz ...

(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is proud to announce that it has received renewed funding from the Park Foundation, the Ithaca New York based foundation. The Park Foundation, a major supporter of public interest media,  environmental concerns, and other sustainability issues, has been an FIJ supporter since 2010. The Park Foundation awarded $50,000 which will allow FIJ to ...