FIJ’s 50th Anniversary
On October 24, The Fund for Investigative Journalism will host a 50th Anniversary Dinner featuring a Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, to celebrate investigative journalism’s achievements over the last fifty years.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism was founded in 1969 by the late Philip M. Stern, a public-spirited philanthropist who devoted his life “to balancing the scales of justice,” in the words of a friend. Stern was convinced small amounts of money invested in the work of determined journalists would yield enormous results in the fight against racism, poverty, corporate greed, and governmental corruption.
Stern’s theory proved true in the Fund’s first year, when a modest-sized grant enabled reporter Seymour Hersh to begin investigating a tip concerning a U.S. Army massacre at the Vietnamese village of My Lai.
And it’s still true today. A grant from the Fund helped author Eliza Griswold win a Pulitzer Prize this year for her book “Amity and Prosperity,” an investigation of the fracking industry.
The tickets for this dinner are sold out.
For further information, contact event planner Ivory Zorich.