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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 ...

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 ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 16, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that it is partnering with Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The Ida B. Wells Society For Investigative Reporting is a news trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.Under the partnership, three of the Fund’s ...

WASHINGTON, DC, November 13, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that its board of directors awarded grants to reporters for 18 new investigative projects in its most recent rounds of funding.The new grantees are working on local, state and national stories, and they are based in 11 states across the U.S. Some of the journalists received emergency ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering individual coaching and feedback sessions for reporters developing proposals for Diversity Grants that are due November 20.  The 30-minute sessions are an opportunity for reporters to share their proposals, ask questions and get suggestions on how to frame proposals before submitting applications.  To schedule a session, prospective applicants can email grants@fij.org with three blocks of time that ...

Fund for Investigative Journalism Announces Diversity Grants for Stories by Freelance Reporters on Any Topic; Applications Due November 20WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2020 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that it is offering Diversity Grants for freelance reporters for investigative stories on any topic. The deadline for proposals is November 20, 2020, and grants will be awarded before ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism partnered with Chalkbeat to hold an online forum on investigative journalists covering education. This one-hour virtual forum includes insights, lessons and tips for reporting around this complicated and often data-driven story. This is part of a new series of online forums the Fund for Investigative Journalism is holding, called “Impact Investigations.” The discussion was moderated by ...

As part of our ongoing effort to support investigative journalists working on stories related to police misconduct and the coronavirus pandemic, we have awarded grants to two investigative journalists in the U.S. The grant recipients are: Bradford Bailey, a Freelance reporter from Georgia and New York City. Leah Sottile, a freelance journalist from Portland, Oregon ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants to reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.The next deadline for regular grants is September 14. FIJ also provides emergency grants for investigative journalism related to the COVID-19 pandemic or police misconduct, and those are reviewed on a rolling basis.This 30-minute webinar offers guidance and advice on how ...