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It Takes Time and Money

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 contaminated ground water supplies. FairWarning…

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 you’re in a position to…

A Rare Opportunity

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 to $1,000 per gift–so please…

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 we publish–after all, your support…

Let's Show Them the Money

Let’s Show Them the Money

Dear Friends,

Halloween is almost here–and what could be spookier than a world without tough watchdog journalism?

That’s why FairWarning needs your help with a tremendous opportunity.

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 on public health, consumer and…

Have a Strong News Tip? Let Us Hear from You

Have a Strong News Tip? Let Us Hear from You

If you have newsworthy information, we’re eager to hear from you. We focus mainly on public health, workplace safety, consumer and environmental issues. Also, FairWarning does not cover local issues–only those of wider impact. With federal regulations under heavy attack, we would like to hear from federal workers about any significant changes in enforcement and…

Watchdog Reporting in the Public Interest

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 is a public good, and…

Did the Labor Department’s ‘Hot Goods’ Crackdown on Farmers Go Too Far?

The federal Department of Labor has for decades used a little-noted enforcement tool to compel employers to observe laws governing minimum wages, overtime pay and child labor. The enforcement tool is known at the “hot goods” provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which lets the Labor Department bar an employer from selling or shipping…