The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

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

  • TODD MELBY & DIANE RICHARD

    No Brother Of Mine2010 TODD MELBY & DIANE RICHARD – Their radio documentary No Brother of Mine offers an unflinching look at U.S. sex offender policy that reaches beyond the headlines and into the lives of real people. Award-winning independent producers Todd Melby and Diane Richard dare to humanize men that society demonizes: convicted sex offenders. Melby and Richard were granted extraordinary access to interview four offenders, first while the subjects were incarcerated in a Minnesota prison, and after being released as they look for work and forge new relationships. Reported over a period of four years, the documentary examines the efficacy of in-prison treatment programs and provides a nuanced examination of law enforcement efforts to keep the public safe using online registration, residency restrictions and civil commitment. The one-hour program aired on public radio stations nationwide, including KFAI (Minneapolis/St. Paul), WBEZ (Chicago), NHPR (New Hampshire Public Radio), KUT (Austin, Texas), KUOW (Seattle) and Minnesota Public Radio. Click here to listen and here for the story behind the story.