Founded in 1966, The Nation Institute has long been committed to promoting the values of free speech and open discourse. At this time of media consolidation and crisis, the Institute places particular importance on strengthening the independent press. The Institute promotes independent reporting and progressive change through a wide variety of programs:
The Investigative Fund provides support for the costs associated with investigative journalism to help improve the scope and quality of investigative reporting in the independent press and beyond. We emphasize reporting with the potential for social impact, on subjects ignored by the mainstream media. We publish work in a variety of print, broadcast, and electronic outlets.
Our editors accept proposals directly from reporters and editors. The first step is to email us a query and a budget request. It's useful to include information about what's enterprising about the research, your reporting plan, the story's potential impact, and what outlet is interested in the piece. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.