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. And with environmental, consumer and labor protections under fierce attack from Washington, the need for tough watchdog reporting is greater than ever.

FairWarning provides 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 Southern California, FairWarning was established in 2009, thanks to a generous grant from the Charles Evans Foundation, and began publishing in March 2010. It is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.