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It Takes Time and Money

Dear Readers, At FairWarning, we often spend weeks or months on stories that otherwise wouldn't get told. We recently profiled a lawyer who has used the threat of deportation to keep farm workers from complaining about labor violations. We revealed how big polluters have managed to avoid the cleanup of [...]

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A Chance to Support Nonprofit News

Because FairWarning is a nonprofit news organization, your support allows us to keep publishing stories that matter. This month #NewMatch, a grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news, will match every donation we receive, up to $1,000 per gift. This is an incredible opportunity for us, so please donate if [...]

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A Rare Opportunity

Today is Giving Tuesday—or as we like to call it around here, #GivingNewsDay. It's a big deal for us, because this time your gift goes twice as far in helping us to produce more of the deeply-reported stories you've come to expect from FairWarning. All donations will be matched, up [...]

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A Perfect Match

Dear Friends, When we launched FairWarning back in 2010, we aimed to do one thing: produce stories that matter. Not celebrity clickbait or fact-free rants, but serious, deeply-reported stories that break new ground and stick with our readers long after publication. Valued readers like you are the heart of everything [...]

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How Many Deaths?

How many people are killed or seriously injured because of drivers fiddling with their cellphones? Due to widespread underreporting, no one really knows. In 2015, according to estimates of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,477 deaths caused by distracted driving, including 476 involving the use of cellphones. Depending [...]

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Job Announcement: Executive Director/Editor

FairWarning is looking for a new leader to carry on our tradition of producing tough watchdog journalism. Founded by Myron Levin, a veteran investigative reporter, FairWarning and its small, dedicated staff produce deeply-reported stories that appear in print, online and broadcast editions of dozens of media outlets. With a focus [...]

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Watchdog Reporting in the Public Interest

December 16, 2016 Dear Friends, Across the country we see a hollowing out of newsrooms, the dissemination of fake news and a distressing drift toward a fact-free political culture. The new administration threatens to eviscerate environmental standards and weaken protections against unsafe drugs, vehicles and workplace hazards. Strong accountability journalism [...]