Investigative reporting remains a major part of the mission for the mainstream media. But financial pressures have drastically reduced the watchdog capacity at many news organizations.
Nonprofit investigative outlets like ProPublica have jumped in to help plug the gap. But there’s still plenty of accountability reporting to be done.
That’s where the Fund for Investigative Journalism comes in.
“The fund is for the independent, intrepid reporter,” says Brant Houston, FIJ’s president. “It’s there for people who are willing to take risks both in personal safety and in pursuing stories that are really hard to get.
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