The Fund for Investigative Journalism has named the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and journalist R.G. Dunlop as grant recipients. The organization this month awarded the newsroom a $3,200 grant to support Dunlop’s work.
Based in Washington, D.C., The Fund for Investigative Journalism was founded in 1969 and underwrites stories “that break new ground and expose wrongdoing — such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power — in the public and private sectors,” according to its website.
Earlier this year, a Dunlop series on the state’s jailers system, and jailers without jails, was supported by an FIJ grant. That investigation won a Sidney Award, a national honor for the best “journalism in the service of the common good.”
One of FIJ’s grants enabled reporter Seymour Hersh to investigate a tip about a U.S. Army massacre at the Vietnamese village of My Lai. His reporting revealed a massacre committed by American soldiers against Vietnamese civilians and a subsequent cover up. The organization has backed investigative work around the world, awarding more than $1.5 million in grants since then.