Provides cash awards to assist independent journalists with investigative projects.
Created in 2008, the fellowships are awarded for project proposals which demonstrate impact, breadth and significance. Proposals that deal with whistleblowers, business ethics or privacy issues will be given priority. It is intended to support work that will be primarily be published in the U.S. and in outlets where the primary audience will be at least a part of the American public.
Journalists who make their living primarily as freelancers and need assistance in conducting investigative projects. Freelance journalists who will publish the work primarily in the U.S. and in outlets where the primary audience will be at least a part of the American public.
Every donation made to support our Freelance Fellowship program will be matched up to a total of $15,000, thanks to a generous donation from the donor who established the fund.
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Anna Cavell is a freelance journalist based in the United Kingdom whose work has appeared on the BBC and Al Jazeera English. Her documentary will focus on how U.S. companies are profiting from poor countries as part of the war on terrorism.
Amanda Sakuma is a New York-based freelance journalist who previously worked for NBC News, MSNBC.com and the Houston Chronicle. Her stories will investigate partnerships between local law enforcement and the federal government on immigration and other issues.
Luis Chaparro is a freelance reporter based in Texas whose work has appeared in Vice News, Letras Libres magazine, Fusion magazine and El Daily Post. His project will investigate a U.S. factory in a border town in Mexico to explore larger issues connected to American businesses and their operations in Mexico.