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Fund for Investigative Journalism Announces Emergency Grants for Coverage of Threats to Democracy in the U.S.  WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2022 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today launched an emergency grant program for stories on threats to democracy in the United States.   Emergency grants are available for investigative stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public ...

In a 10-month investigation for the San Francisco Public Press, supported by the Fund, reporters Nina Sparling, Frank Bass and Madison Alvarado revealed unsafe living conditions at the city’s Plaza East Apartments, a public housing complex. The facility’s management company had asked for subsidies to demolish and redevelop the hundreds of homes, just 20 years after they were built. Prompted ...

In a three-part series with a grant from the Fund, Carolina Public Press found that in many North Carolina counties, social service agencies are being led by people who don’t meet minimum professional standards required by law. State agencies can’t prevent counties from hiring unqualified people and can’t reverse local hiring decisions. In at least one case, an unqualified agency ...

Honolulu Civil Beat, with support from the Fund, published a three-part investigative series showing significant problems in the development of Hawaii’s largest-ever infrastructure project, a multibillion-dollar elevated rail. Lead reporter Marcel Honore examined 400,000 pieces of information about real estate transactions and property-value increases and interviewed multiple sources over six months. The investigation found that the enormous potential for transit-oriented ...

On Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is hosting the latest in an ongoing series of webinars to provide education and resources to the field: SOURCE DEVELOPMENT: How to develop and maintain relationships with key sources, including government officials and confidential sources This webinar will feature renowned journalists Bill Marimow and Cheryl W. Thompson, who lead ...