When a Few Dollars Make a Big Difference

Hyde, John
March 2008
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p38
The article reports that investigative stories by journalists have been funded by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. The fund was created by Philip Stern, a philanthropist who believe in balanced justice. The first investigative report financed by the Fund was that of reporter Seymour Hersh. His work focused on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. Since then, the fund has been financing investigative works that have won awards from major prize in journalism which include Pulitzer, National Magazine Award and the George Polk Award. INSET: Fund for Investigative Journalism: Practices and Policies.


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