The Capital City Fund For Investigative Journalism

Introducing Spotlight DC

We’re here to fund and foster watchdog reporting in the DC region

Journalism is suffering worldwide. That’s especially true for local journalism and long-form, enterprise reporting — the kind of fact-based, investigative projects that can shed light on abuses of power, misspent government funds, political corruption, wrongful convictions or public programs gone awry – for example. SpotlightDC aims to help incubate important, high-impact journalism.

Our mission: raise charitable funds, put them in the hands of journalists pursuing worthwhile projects, provide guidance and promote their work for maximum impact.

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DEFENDANTS STRANDED IN JAIL BY PANDEMIC. Published 5/3/21.

Hill Rag - Defendants Stranded in Jail By Pandemic Extended Pretrial Detention Upheld Despite Powerful Dissent by Gavrielle Jacobovitz

JURY SUSPENSION STRANDS DC JAIL DEFENDANTS. Published 1/30/21

Hill Rag - Jury Suspension Strands DC Jail Defendants COVID Scrambles the District's System of Justice by Gavrielle Jacobovitz

WORKERS' COMP IN D.C. Published 10/7/20

Washington City Paper: Workers’ Compensation in D.C.: Separate and Unequal by Rachel Cohen

UNLAWFUL EVICTIONS IN DC? Published 10/5/20

DCist: Thousands Of D.C. Renters Are Evicted Every Year. Do They All Know To Show Up To Court? by Josh Kaplan

MILLIONS IN DC TAX DOLLARS TRASHED Published 07/24/20

Washington City Paper: Waste Mismanagement by Cuneyt Dil