(Washington) Four journalists whose work has been supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) are headed next week to the 2015 Logan Symposium, hosted by the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program.
Over the course of three days, invited journalists, academics, government officials, and philanthropists will hear presentations by new players in the field of investigative journalism – such as The Marshall Project, Gawker Media, BuzzFeed, and First Look Media – learn about innovative storytelling techniques, and discuss the state of nonprofit investigative reporting.
A generous grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation allowed the Fund for Investigative Journalism – Logan fellows to attend the 2015 Symposium.
The Reva and David Logan Foundation, one of FIJ’s major supporters, also endowed a chair in investigative journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, now held by Lowell Bergman.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism – Logan fellows are:
*Zahra Burton, founder of Global Reporters for the Caribbean, which reported on police shootings in the Dominican Republic with grant support from FIJ.
*Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern, co-authors of Eternal Harvest, a book documenting the enduring hazards of bombs dropped over Laos by the American military during the Vietnam War. Those bombs are still exploding today, and have killed or injured more than 20,000 Laotian people since the end of the war. Coates and Redfern were supported by an FIJ grant.
*Camila Osorio, a New York University graduate student whose FIJ-sponsored investigation will appear in both New York and Colombian news outlets.