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The LMPD conducted 72 forced entries from September 2019 through March 2020, according to a review of police records by grantees at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. They kicked in doors, broke windows, and picked locks. They used battering rams and sledgehammers and, in one case, a concrete planter.Occasionally, officers were in a race against the clock and breaking ...

As part of a unique reporting project, grantees Dagmar Thiel and Frank LaRue interviewed dozens of Latino journalists across the U.S. about their experiences as journalists. What they uncovered were stories of disrespect and discrimination. Their reporting is punctuated by an ongoing study started in 2020 by Fundamedios, a Pan-American nonprofit that advocates for media freedom and the protection of journalists, ...

Fund for Investigative Journalism Diversity Fellow Romina Ruiz-Goiriena’s report, “Gaming the System,” uncovered a cycle of corruption in the immigration system by detailing how wealthy people navigate around U.S. immigration barriers while the other 90 percent are detained or deported. The four-part investigation, published in the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, detailed how rich foreign nationals from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, ...

An investigation by grantee Ruslan Gurzhiy at the Russian-language media outlet, “Slavic Sacramento,” has revealed possible reasons why Slavic communities across the U.S. have been especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique investigation highlights the spread of the pandemic in Russian-speaking religious communities from California to New York and uncovers a culture of mistrust towards the government, resulting in the ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for grants of up to $10,000 for stories on any topic that break new ground and uncover wrongdoing in the public or private sectors. Proposals are due Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Journalists whose proposals are accepted will be notified (and receive first payment) in March.Grants are paid directly to ...