Funding Travel, Ground and Research Costs for Independent Journalists
Created early 2017 in response to diminished funding of independent investigative journalists within US mainstream media, The Intrepid News Fund promotes under-reported news and human interest stories from Latin America. We accomplish this by funding travel, ground and research costs for independent journalists. Our funding is non-biased and seeks to challenge and encourage broader U.S. mainstream media coverage of the Americas.
As an experienced team comprised of professional journalists, humanitarian workers and Latin American experts, we united at a time of historic “fake news” production, as well as, out of great frustration with the composition of the US mainstream media; an industry owned and controlled by 6 corporations. Additionally, our funding helps alleviate the financial burden of investigative journalism for both large and small news platforms.
Free of corporate influence, The Intrepid News Fund seeks, in a non-biased manner, to broaden public discourse and understanding of all of the Americas by raising funds to put independent journalists on the ground in Latin America.
THIRD FUNDING CYCLE GOES TO KEN SILVERSTEIN
The Intrepid News Fund is pleased to announce Washington-based investigative journalist Ken Silverstein as the recipient of our third funding cycle. Our award will help Ken report directly from Puerto Rico. Ken is the author of six books and has written for dozens of magazines and newspapers. He is the former Washington Editor of Harper’s magazine and ex-staffer on the DC-based investigative unit of the Los Angeles Times. He has previously reported from multiple countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.