Founded in 2010 by Trevor Aaronson and Mc Nelly Torres, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit investigative journalism organization whose mission is to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice.

From 2010 through 2015, FCIR produced award-winning projects in partnership with Florida’s traditional and ethnic news media. FCIR’s partners included Florida’s NPR member stations, the Miami HeraldTampa Bay Times, The Tampa TribuneFlorida Times-UnionThe LedgerNaples Daily News and Bradenton Herald, among other news media throughout the state.

In 2016, FCIR refocused on three separate programs: offering individual grants of $500 to $5,000 to journalists working on Florida stories; supporting journalists who investigate Islamophobia and the intersection of national security and civil liberties; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for journalism organizations and individual journalists to receive funding that requires a 501(c)(3) umbrella.

FCIR is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, formerly the Investigative News Network. The organization’s executive director is Trevor Aaronson, who works under the supervision of a board of directors.

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