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  • FIJ awards $120,000 in grants for investigative journalism

    APRIL 19, 2017
    FIJ awards $120,000 in grants
    for investigative journalism
    WASHINGTON – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $120,000 in grants to journalists working on projects across the United States and around the world. Grants from FIJ help freelancers and reporters working for nonprofit news organizations cover expenses such as document retrieval, travel to develop and interview sources, and equipment rental fees.”The record number of grants, and dollars committed to journalists is buoyed by an increase in funds flowing from the public to FIJ,” said Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, FIJ’s board president. “By plowing these donations into the work of investigative reporters, we are recognizing the value the public has placed on independent journalism in speaking truth to power.”The grantees include:• Andrew Burton, a San Francisco based filmmaker and photographer
    Rebecca Clarren, reporter for InvestigateWest
    Erika Cohn, an investigative journalist and filmmaker
    Roy Gutman, a freelance correspondent covering the Middle East
    Beau Hodai, a freelance investigative reporter focused on national security
    May Jeong, a Kabul-based investigative reporter
    Sophia Jones, an Istanbul-based journalist with The Fuller Project
    Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, a journalism professor working with a team of journalists and students
    Maureen Nandini Mitra and Zoe Loftus-Farren of Earth Island Journal with Candice Bernd of Truthout
    Maeve McGoran, an audio journalist based in Miami
    Shawn Musgrave, a Boston-based investigative reporter
    Rina Palta, a correspondent for KPCC covering the social safety net
    Kate Pastor, a freelance journalist
    Daniel Ross, a Los Angeles-based investigative journalist
    Sabrina Shankman of InsideClimate News
    Fabiola Torres Lopez, who specializes in health care investigations for Peru-based OjoPúblico
    Curtis Waltman, a Boston-based reporter at MuckRock
    Rob Waters, a California-based journalistThe Fund for Investigative Journalism supports groundbreaking investigative stories that otherwise would not be told. Founded in 1969, FIJ makes grants to independent investigative journalists who have great tips, ideas, and sources, but need financial resources to do their work.

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