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Friends,Today we’re announcing that the Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded grants and other support to reporters for 16 new investigative projects in 12 states. Please see the announcement below.We’re providing more support to more journalists than ever before, and their work is having a powerful impact at the local, state, and national levels.Thank you for your partnership,Eric Ferrero, Executive ...

By Eric Ferrero, executive directorIt’s been three months since Leah Sottile’s story on James Plymell’s death was published in High Country News, republished in other outlets and amplified in Longreads. It’s one of those stories that sticks with you for months after you read it. With a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Sottile took a deep dive into a ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism teamed up with the Uproot Project and investigative reporters to hold an online forum on covering the environment with a racial equity lens. In this webinar, you’ll hear from several leading journalists, including two of our grantees whose recent stories examine the impact of environmental issues on communities of color. The discussion is moderated by Lottie ...

By Eric Ferrero, Executive Director Jo Napolitano’s remarkable new book, “The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America,” (Beacon Press) is out today. The book details the civil rights battle waged across the country on behalf of immigrant children denied access to education in the nation’s public school system. It tells this larger story through ...

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. ...

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 ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism teamed up with grantees from the Documenting COVID-19 Project to hold an online forum on accessing and investigating COVID-19 vaccine data.The Documenting COVID-19 Project at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation started gathering government records in the first weeks of the pandemic and has broken multiple major stories over the last year. In the ...

By Eric Ferrero, Executive DirectorIn the wake of several recent cases in Iowa about whether police body-camera footage must be released publicly, journalists in the state came together to develop an ambitious collaborative investigation. They planned a series of stories on the issue that would be available to all of the state’s 250 newspapers free of charge, starting with obtaining ...

Click to RSVP.Please join us Wednesday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern for a webinar on states’ data-sharing about the race and ethnicity of people who have received COVID-19 vaccines.You’ll hear from our grantees at the Documenting COVID-19 Project who have obtained states’ data-sharing agreements with the federal government and found that some aren’t providing race and ethnicity data. The ...