Investigative Fund

Triad City Beat is committed to publishing quality investigative reporting — the kind of time-consuming, labor-intensive projects based on documents, data analysis and extensive interviews that most news outlets don’t do anymore. Investigative reporting typically doesn’t pay for itself; it often takes months to develop and fully report a story, and pulls our writers away from routine reporting. The fund was established with seed money from our Kickstarter campaign, but we need help from our readers and others who care about journalism to build and sustain it.

Running balance: $391.17

• $20 — Guilford County Court copies — Jan. 23, 2015 (race and criminal justice project)

• $1 — Facebook message — Jan. 24, 2015 (race and criminal justice project)

• $19 — Gas to travel to Raleigh to obtain documents — April 2, 2015 (environmental hazards reporting)

• $60 — Access to federal court documents through Pacer Legal for general investigative reporting.

• $500 — Payment to Barry Yeoman for reporting on “The 30 years that brought us HB 2”

• $50 — Ida B. Wells Society investigative reporting training for Managing Editor Eric Ginsburg and intern Joel Sronce, Jan. 12, 2017

• $20 — Electronic copy of The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition by Alison Pargeter for fact-checking purposes, Feb. 4, 2017

• $500 — Payment to Indy Week for syndication of three-art investigative series on hog industry published by Triad City Beat June 28-July 13, 2017

• $82.17 — Long-distance call to Kenya for investigative report by Jordan Green, Feb. 5, 2019

Your contribution will help support quality investigative reporting in the Piedmont Triad.

Triad City Beat is accepting applications for small investigative grants on a rolling basis. For more information, email Senior Editor Jordan Green at [email protected]

Download the application.