Washington, August 29, 2019 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is seeking a full-time executive director to succeed Sandy Bergo, who will be retiring at the end of the year, after leading the nonprofit for ten years. A search committee is actively seeking candidates. Here is the job posting: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Who We Are For 50 years, the Fund for ...

WASHINGTON — Fund for Investigative Journalism Executive Director Sandy Bergo today announced that she will retire at the end of 2019. Bergo has led the organization since she was appointed by the Board of Directors in 2010. “Sandy has brought significant growth and great passion to FIJ,” said Board of Directors President Marcia Bullard. “She has provided exceptional leadership and ...

    (Washington, D.C.) – August 27, 2019 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and the Miami Herald Media Company today announced a fellowship project that seeks to expand investigative reporting opportunities for diverse journalists. The unique partnership will offer freelance journalists an opportunity to complete an investigative project that digs into ...

FIJ is pleased to announce that the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation has again approved a donation of $25,000 to support our grants for domestic investigations. We also received a $5,000 donation that will go to a challenge grant of $25,000, given earlier this year by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. That leaves $20,000 to be raised before December ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism organized a panel at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Miami, on August 7 to talk about the nitty-gritty of grants for journalists. FIJ board member Lottie Joiner and Director of Operations Ana Arana answered questions from journalists about the best way to get story ideas funded.  Joiner encouraged journalists at the gathering ...

“Juiced,” a report by Will Carruthers and FIJ grantee Peter Byrne, looks at how California power giant PG&E  oiled political machinery after the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires that killed more than 100 people and caused vast destruction in residential communities. PG&E was found responsible for the most lethal fire and is implicated in others. It is part of an ...

Journalist Suman Naishadham, writing in VICE, reports on the first federal prosecution of a female genital mutilation case in the U.S., and traces the surprisingly vexed history of the tradition here. The case has reignited a longstanding debate over what constitutes the practice and how best to handle it. Secrecy around the issue in America means there is little data ...