The Fund for Investigative Journalism, which provides grants and support to journalists for groundbreaking investigative stories that have an impact, seeks a Program Associate to provide critical support. This position is a unique opportunity to support journalism that has a significant impact on society while also gaining exposure and skills in the nonprofit sector. The organization: The Fund for Investigative ...

Climate change is killing Americans. Heat now causes more deaths than hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods in most years, creating a new public health threat. But health departments aren’t equipped to respond. FIJ grant recipient Bridget Hickey and colleagues Ali Raj, Dean Russell, Elisabeth Gawthrop, and Veronica Penney from Columbia Journalism Investigations used data, reviewed thousands of pages of government records, ...

FIJ grantee Derek Kravitz and his team at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation have just released an online repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Documenting COVID-19. The new site allows users to search for relevant document sets and records by state or thematic tags. So far, Kravitz and his team have compiled ...

Two dozen Colombians who had been in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for several months, were sent home as part of an ICE sped-up repatriation program last May. Unknown to the deportees, they had become infected with COVID-19. In the first piece of a multi-part investigation for palabra, FIJ grantee Jenny Manrique Cortes tracked some of the victims. ...

As part of our ongoing effort to support investigative journalists working on stories related to police misconduct, we have awarded grants to three investigative teams in the U.S. The grant recipients are: Tampa Bay Times Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Dallas Morning News ...

FIJ grantee Max Blau’s story detailing how Georgia’s former death row doctor built a for-profit empire by providing low-cost medical care to inmates recently won a first place Green Eyeshade Award for investigative reporting in magazines. “I’m thankful for the support of Atlanta Magazine and the Telegraph in Macon, which co-published the series, along with grants from the Association of Health ...