Investigative journalists have been probing and exposing wrongdoing and abuse of power across the United States with skill and perseverance since the turn of the century. Journalists such as Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Seymour Hersh and Robert Greene have exposed government corruption, corporate villainy, and wretched conditions in industry.
Established in 1969, the Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants to writers to enable them to probe abuses of authority or malfunctioning of institutions and systems that harm the public. These factual reports are broadcast or published as books or articles. The Fund has awarded over 800 grants, some of which have won Pulitzer Prizes. For complete application information, examples of recent grants and brief bios of board members, check the Fund’s web site at http://www.fij.org. In 1999 the Fund’s collection of books was donated to the UIUC Communications Library. This collection of books, the products of investigative journalism, tells us about many of the investigative journalists and the contributions they have made.
In order to contribute more to investigative journalism, the UIUC Communications Library extends its services to investigative journalists. We welcome investigative journalists to visit the Communications Library. UIUC Library resources (books, journals, etc.) may also be borrowed via Inter-Library Loan. For more information, please write or contact the Communications Librarian by email or phone.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
P.O. Box 40339
Washington, DC 20016