InDepthNH Publisher Awarded Another Fund For Investigative Journalism Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – publisher Nancy West has been awarded an $8,400 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

This is West’s third grant from FIJ to investigate important stories in New Hampshire. The other two stories funded by FIJ include

A state of contradictions, especially if you are mentally ill

Evidence of Police Dishonesty Leads to Overturned Convictions nationally

“The Fund for Investigative Journalism makes it possible to spend up to a year investigating important matters that might otherwise go unreported,” West said.

“I am grateful to the FIJ for their generous support at a time when investigative reporting is too expensive for many freelance and independent journalists to undertake.” To apply for an FIJ grant, click here., a nonprofit news outlet published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, shares its stories for free with all media in the state.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism recently announced 16 new grants, totaling nearly $107,000, to support reporting projects on a host of topics. The money goes toward travel, document fees and other expenses incurred by the freelance and independent journalists so they can pursue their investigations.

The other journalists receiving grants include:

  • Sandra Bartlett, a Toronto-based journalist
  • Abby Ellis, a New York-based filmmaker, and Kayla Ruble, an investigative journalist who splits her time between New York and Flint, Michigan.
  • Cat Ferguson, a freelance journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Eliza Griswald, a New York-based author
  • Natasha Haverty, who specializes in criminal justice topics
  • William Huntsberry, a San Diego-based freelancer
  • Laura Kasinof, a Berlin-based investigative journalist
  • Maria Martin, the director of GraciasVida Center for Media
  • Joshua F. Moore, executive editor for Pine Tree Watch, a nonprofit investigative news service in Maine
  • Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief for Texas Tribune
  • Wallace Roberts, a Vermont freelancer<
  • Halle Stockton, a reporter for Pittsburgh-based news organization, PublicSource
  • Michael Stoll, executive director and founder of San Franciso Public Press
  • Noy Thrupkaew, a Los Angeles-based investigative journalist
  • Nancy West, publisher of InDepthNH
  • Stephanie Woodard, a New York-based journalist

Freelance and independent journalists can apply for as much as $10,000 to help finance their investigations.

Over three decades, the Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to freelance reporters, authors and small publications, enabling the publication of more than 700 stories and broadcasts and some 50 books.


The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, is also in the middle of a special end-of-the-year fundraising campaign to raise $28,000 from individual donors through News Match.

Your individual donation of any amount up to $1,000 now through Dec. 31, 2017, will be doubled by News Match partners, including Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


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