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Bill Marimow elected President, Cheryl W. Thompson and Anu Narayanswamy elected Vice Presidents; five new Board members elected WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2022 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism, an organization committed to sustaining in-depth reporting, has elected new officers and five new board members. Bill Marimow, a two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient, was elected board President. He is the former ...

FIJ Grantee, Eric Peterson’s series, reported over the course of months, explored the criminal justice system’s sometimes double standard when it comes to dealing with armed militiamen appearing at protests in the state. He explored allegations of double standards and found the Salt Lake District Attorney had dropped charges against a militia member who pepper-sprayed a Black Lives Matter protester ...

Northern Nevada is one of the most productive and sought-after gold mining regions on the planet. For decades, competition between two global mining titans – Newmont and Barrick Goldstrike – defined the state’s gold industry. Then, in 2019, Barrick and Newmont merged their Nevada mines into a joint-venture under the name Nevada Gold Mines, with Barrick holding a 61.5% controlling ...

Raising Jails examined why North Carolina counties decide to build bigger jails, showing that the decisions are often based on dubious work by consultants who may be hired to design the jails they recommend. Few counties are committing resources to checking jail population drivers, such as addiction, instead of simply building bigger jails. Some counties have fallen for the idea ...

Betting the Ranch examined beef pricing through the lens of the bankruptcy of the prominent Easterday Ranches in Pasco, Washington, where owner Cody Easterday had lost more than $200 million in the cattle futures market. Easterday was being prosecuted for wire fraud for lying to Tyson Foods about his trading losses, since he had gambled with money advanced to him by ...

SJV Water Editor and CEO Lois Henry had heard from farmers in Kings County that water was leaving that heavily farmed region in large amounts, potentially for sales outside the county.  What she found was that water is, in fact, leaving Kings County largely under transfers by the region’s two largest farming entities.  But exactly how much, where it’s ending ...

When Ahmaud Arbery was murdered while jogging in a majority white neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia, it took 73 days for law enforcement to arrest the men responsible for his death. Initial police reports cast Arbery as a burglar and “suspicious person,” not a victim of crime. How could this have happened? Many Black people who live in the majority ...