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Grants and other support will help journalists in 16 states produce groundbreaking investigative stories WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2021 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that its board of directors awarded grants to reporters for 28 new investigative projects in its most recent round of funding. This is the organization’s largest group of grants in its 52-year history. ...

For children at risk of abuse and neglect, pandemic-induced social distancing created social isolation and less face time with adults like teachers who usually spot and report signs of abuse. And for children living in neglectful or abusive homes, the pandemic was the perfect storm, according to grantee Ashley Hackett’s report for the Washington City Paper.In Washington, D.C., calls to ...

Our grantees at the Documenting COVID-19 Project at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation have recently been recognized by The First Amendment Coalition for their work investigating and reporting on the pandemic. In the last several weeks, the team partnered with the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic to collect states’ data-sharing agreements about vaccinations. Earlier this month, the team shared ...

Despite a move by the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to stop sending home COVID-19-infected deportees in 2020, documents show they continue to arrive on planes in Guatemala, according to Oscar Garcia’s new report for palabra.At least 292 Guatemalans were sent home infected with the virus between May of 2020 — when the new health protocols were ...

When Craig Worster became the Millinocket, Maine, police chief in April 2019, the town posted a Facebook message welcoming him to the Penobscot County community. The post gave a brief overview of Worster’s career but left out key parts, including one detail that is only now coming to light. Josh Keefe’s new report for Bangor Daily News uncovers details about Worster’s journey ...