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Investigative Editing Corps pivots to in-depth COVID-19 reporting

  • March 22, 2021

Published 4/23/2020 | Updated 3/22/2021

Covid-19 has uniquely become a once-in-a-lifetime international and local story.

Local newsrooms across the country face an overwhelming crush of breaking news as well as a commitment to dig behind the headlines to describe for their readers the impact this health crisis is having on their communities.

To that end, Investigative Editing Corps has pivoted from its initial call for local investigative projects to help local newsrooms do the in-depth reporting they want to do around Covid-19 and its devastating impact on health and economy as well as all aspects of American life.

Newsrooms who want and need editing help to do investigative/watchdog/enterprise reporting around the Covid-19 health emergency can complete this form and briefly describe the story or project you want to do.

Investigative Editing Corps is assigning expert editors to work with local news programs on a rolling basis. Editors selected to participate agree to work with a local newsroom for up to six months for a stipend of up to $10,000.   Journalists interested in participating should complete this form.

Additional information for newsrooms is available here and for editors is available here.  If you have additional questions, please send them to Rose Ciotta, executive director to 

Investigative Editing Corps was launched in January with funding support from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation of Berkeley, Ca. Its fiscal sponsor is Investigative Reporters & Editors.