In the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Georgia was widely pilloried for a series of high-profile errors related to its bungled Covid-19 data dashboard, and for its early reopening based on the data it displayed. The site’s problems damaged the state health department’s credibility, threatening its ability to effectively manage later stages of the pandemic.However, as grantee Keren Landman ...

Peter Fairley broke national news when he reported for InvestigateWest and The Atlantic that the Trump Administration was blocking the release of a study showing that modernizing the U.S. power grid could reduce reliance on coal and increase the growth of renewable energy.With a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Fairley reported that a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...

Fund for Investigative Journalism Announces Diversity Grants for Stories by Freelance Reporters on Any Topic; Applications Due November 20WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that it is offering Diversity Grants for freelance reporters for investigative stories on any topic. The deadline for proposals is November 20, 2020, and grants will be awarded before ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism partnered with Chalkbeat to hold an online forum on investigative journalists covering education. This one-hour virtual forum includes insights, lessons and tips for reporting around this complicated and often data-driven story. This is part of a new series of online forums the Fund for Investigative Journalism is holding, called “Impact Investigations.” The discussion was moderated by ...

Fund for Investigative Journalism Diversity Fellow Romina Ruiz-Goiriena’s report, “Gaming the System,” details how wealthy people navigate around U.S. immigration barriers while the other 90 percent are detained or deported. The investigation includes stories in English and Spanish, videos and an innovative video game, which allows the audience to simulate the experience and navigate obstacles. You can view the full ...

The Syndicate is an 8-episode, narrative podcast series about the rise and fall of one of the most sophisticated marijuana smuggling rings of the past decade. Host and reporter Chris Walker digs into how a group of college friends and family members gamed Colorado’s legal cannabis industry to hide a massive, black market operation. The group made tens of millions ...