The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the state’s first nonprofit and bilingual investigative journalism organization, has received two project grants and a fellowship for one of its journalists.
The project grants are:
- $4,999 from the Center on Media, Crime and Justice to fund a data-driven examination of Florida’s criminal justice system.
- $2,500 from the Society of Environmental Journalists to fund a statewide investigation.
In addition, the Institute for Justice and Journalism awarded blogger/reporter Ralph De La Cruz one of 15 fellowships designed to train journalists to cover the complexities of immigration. The program, Immigration in the Heartland, will also support De La Cruz’s future reporting about efforts to implement Arizona-style immigration enforcement in Florida.
FCIR, which relies on support from foundations and donations from readers, complies with a strict fundraising policy that requires full financial transparency and prevents improper donor influence.