The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to support the work of its two newest diversity fellows, María Martin and Angelika Albaladejo, as part of a yearlong collaboration between FIJ and two of the country’s leading nonprofit newsrooms. Albaladejo will be working with The Marshall Project, while Martin will partner with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Each fellowship ...

In the wakes of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency contracted private firms to redraw coastal floodplain maps across the United States. In Maine, those new maps dramatically increased the number of homes and businesses at risk of catastrophic flooding, and exposed many towns to new insurance fees, lost commercial zoning, lowered property values, and lost tax ...

In a two-part series for the Phoenix New Times, FIJ grant recipient Beau Hodai details how Howard Graham Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has exerted influence over the sheriff’s office in Cochise County, Arizona. The county shares 83 miles of international border with Mexico and is the locale of two border ranches owned by Howard Buffett. At these ...

In a story for The Intercept, Roy Gutman interviewed four Syrian deserters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who recounted recruitment at gunpoint, recruitment of child soldiers, jail terms for relationships with women, sending conscripts to the front lines, and conscripting family members to replace deserters. The PKK – an ally in the U.S. fight against ISIS in Syria – ...

A year ago, the Trump administration approved a land swap allowing a road to be built through a remote national refuge in Alaska. The road was supposed to be a route for evacuating sick people from a small Aleut town. But an investigation revealed a little-known loophole in the agreement that allows for transport of millions of dollars of seafood. ...