In late March, the board of directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism unveiled new emergency grants for U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories about the coronavirus. The stories must break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector. Many requests are streaming in and under review. But the board is happy to announce the first ...

FIJ’s Board President, Mark Greenblatt, joined leaders from non-profit foundations supporting investigative journalism to speak about how newsrooms and journalists can secure funding in the fallout from COVID-19. Greenblatt and the panel go in-depth about what journalists can do to increase their chances of obtaining grants during COVID-19, what makes for enticing grant proposals and how nonprofits are working to ...

Capetonians living under unprecedented water restrictions limiting them to 50l per person per day in early 2018, descended on the city’s natural springs to collect water to supplement their municipal water use.  Photo: Steve Kretzmann At the beginning of 2018, Cape Town faced the very real prospect of becoming the first major city in the world to run out of water. ...

In its 51st year, FIJ charts course of growth with seasoned nonprofit leader who brings deep experience working with investigative journalists WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Eric Ferrero as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ferrero has served in leadership roles at some of the country’s ...