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Hundreds of members of Congress hold positions at private companies, which they’re allowed to do under federal law and House and Senate ethics rules, but this information is not released by Congress as searchable data. As part of a new report on COVID bailout data, grantees at Sludge combed all 535 members of Congress’ most recent annual disclosures and compiled ...

Farmers across the Midwest have been forced into a tough decision since the agribusiness company Monsanto introduced new cotton and soybean seeds genetically modified to withstand the pesticide dicamba beginning in 2015. It’s a reality that Monsanto and BASF planned on when they released the dicamba cropping system, according to grantee Johnathan Hettinger’s report for the Midwest Center for Investigative ...

By Eric Ferrero, Executive Director“We Keep the Dead Close,” by Becky Cooper, was published in November and quickly became one of the most acclaimed books of the year. Digging into a 1969 unsolved murder at Harvard, Cooper pulls back the curtain on misogyny in academia and true-crime culture — and takes readers inside a decade of dogged investigative journalism.Cooper applied ...

WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that its Board of Directors has elected officers for 2021 and re-elected members to serve additional terms on the board. Board officers were elected as follows:Mark Greenblatt was re-elected President. Greenblatt is senior national investigative correspondent for the Scripps Washington Bureau. He has received Peabody, duPont, Murrow, Livingston ...

David Armstrong’s investigation for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution uncovered dangerously high levels of lead in the soil of a westside community in Atlanta and a lack of testing for residents, especially children. The mostly poor, largely African-American community detailed in his report was designated as a “Superfund removal action,” by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yet residents found little help in ...

An unprecedented collaborative investigation among newsrooms across California uncovered hundreds of incidents of police misconduct involving dishonesty, sexual assault and use-of-force, as well as a cover-up by investigators from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.The investigation began in 2018 when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Right to Know Act,” which made records related to officers involved in ...

1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate student in Harvard’s Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd ...

Fund and partner organizations provide training to support individual journalists and strengthen fieldWASHINGTON, DC, December 3, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that it is launching an ongoing series of capacity-building training sessions for its current and past grantees.The training sessions will be conducted with partner organizations to help investigative journalists – particularly freelancers and those working ...

Colleagues,I was 23 years old and working for an underground weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona, when I reported on prison guards routinely beating and torturing men held at the state prison in Florence.After my first few articles, the prison warden banned me from visiting inmates, and he ordered the prison staff to cut my articles out of newspapers before they ...