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The City, a nonprofit news organization in New York, ran a multimedia investigation on clean-up efforts at four toxic federal Superfund sites in New York City. The project included traditional reporting, visual journalism, mapping, audio and public meetings. Samantha Maldonado and Jordan Gass-Poore led the reporting, which dug into each of the four sites’ past, present and potential future. The ...

Officials in Chicago are failing to meet their legal obligations to turn over evidence that would be helpful to the defense, including information that calls into question the credibility of prosecution witnesses, such as police officers, according to a new investigation by the Invisible Institute and the Chicago Reader. With support from the Fund, Max Blaisdell, Sam Stecklow and Matt ...

For The Food Section, an online outlet that covers food and drink in the southern U.S., Hanna Raskin investigated potential Salmonella contamination on squab, a flightless pigeon that is consumed mostly by Egyptian and Chinese immigrants. With support from the Fund, Raskin found that microbiological testing is not being conducted on squab farmed in the U.S., despite a longstanding governmental ...

For a story in Es Mental, a health magazine in Puerto Rico, reporter Jeniffer Wiscovitch Padilla found that fentanyl deaths in Puerto Rico have increased dramatically in the last four years – and that Puerto Rico’s forensic agency has not been equipped to handle the situation. With support from the Fund, Padilla spent three months analyzing data and conducting interviews. ...

Idaho’s governor signed into law two reforms that were introduced after InvestigateWest uncovered serious misconduct in facilities for troubled youth. One of the new laws will create a state oversight agency for youth homes, and the other will establish guidelines for placing troubled youth in group homes. In addition, the legislature commissioned an official investigation into oversight of youth treatment ...

The state House and Senate in Hawaii each passed bills this month that would significantly change the legal process for taking children from their parents when they’re accused of abuse or neglect. With support from the Fund, Honolulu Civil Beat published a series of reports investigating the state’s child-welfare system. That series showed that children are frequently removed from their ...

The U.S. Marshals Service and a county sheriff’s office helped execute a search warrant of a medical-device warehouse near Atlanta this month, just two weeks after Grist reported that warehouse staff were unknowingly exposed to a carcinogenic chemical. With support from the Fund, Naveena Sadasivam and Lylla Younes reported that ambulances were routinely called to the warehouse when employees had ...

An investigation by the Times Union, based in Albany, revealed that serious police car crashes resulting in property damage, injury or deaths increased dramatically over the last decade in New York. With support from the Fund, the Times Union team analyzed state and federal data, obtained crash records from eight of the largest police departments in the state and interviewed ...

Call for Proposals: Regular grants Sept. 9, seed grants Sept. 16 The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for both regular grants (up to $10,000 for full investigative stories) and seed grants for early reporting (up to $2,500). Proposals for regular grants are due on Sept. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, and applications for seed grants are due on ...

First session, on April 26, focuses on investigation of forced labor that sparked corporate and congressional action  WASHINGTON, DC; APRIL 12, 2024 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is launching a series of free webinars featuring reporters who will share how they did groundbreaking investigations. Reporters who produced investigations with the Fund’s support will share concrete tips and resources that ...