The Fund for Investigative Journalism

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  • Next Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • SPJ honors WNIN for investigation into Indiana psychologist

    The Society of Professional Journalists is honoring Indiana public radio station WNIN with a Sigma Delta Chi Award for the station’s year-long investigation into an Indiana psychologist whose mental evaluations are now under scrutiny. The psychologist had admitted to authorities that he had falsified a mental evaluation in one criminal case, prompting authorities to launch an inquiry that encompassed nearly 80 other criminal cases in which the psychologist had provided evaluations. WNIN’s own inquiry, “A Scar on the System: The Case of Albert Fink,”¬†uncovered more than ten thousand Social Security disability claims for which the psychologist provided exams or testing.

    FIJ provided financial support for the project.