About FairWarning

FairWarning is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) investigative news organization that focuses on public health, consumer and environmental issues and related topics of government and business accountability.

With budgets of for-profit news outlets in free fall, the watchdog role of traditional media is eroding. But even in good times, few news organizations gave priority to health and safety investigations — despite the potential to save readers and audiences from devastating injury or death. In today’s hollowed out newsrooms, even fewer reporters have the resources to tackle these complex and time-intensive stories.

Yet the need for tough watchdog reporting is more vital than ever. FairWarning strives to provide this coverage as a non-partisan, non-ideological public service. We distribute our stories as widely as possible through social media and by collaborating with news organizations across the country. Based in Los Angeles, FairWarning was established in 2009 and began publishing March 24, 2010. It is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.