We are pleased to reveal this year’s Reveal Investigative Fellows. The program helps journalists of color hone their investigative skills while their news outlets benefit from their investigative work. The fellowship’s underlying goal is to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important. This fellowship, now in its second year, was made possible with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Democracy Fund. It will include at least 12 fellows over three years, chosen based on their promise and the projects they want to pursue.
For more information, contact fellowship Director Martin G. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Fellows
Barragán will look into the experiences of immigrants living in the United States without authorization before and after Hurricane Harvey.
“I have always wanted to focus on investigative journalism. However, as the idea behind this fellowship shows, there are so few journalists of color working in that field. Too often, we get pigeonholed into having to write about ‘minority issues’ or ‘Latino affairs’ to capture the voices of our communities.”
Perez will investigate whether overtime hours are being equitably distributed within the El Paso police and fire departments.
“This fellowship is a unique opportunity to be able to learn and cultivate the skills I believe will make me a more experienced investigative reporter.”