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The Science fund for investigative reporting

Science has a long history of investigative journalism, from a pioneering look at the shaky science of dietary fat to a recent expose on predatory publishers and a data-driven study of who illegally downloads scientific papers, Thanks to a generous donor, Science’s news team can now increase its support of ambitious projects in investigative reporting and data journalism. The new fund will both free up staff time and resources for projects and allow Science to back challenging and time-consuming investigations by freelance journalists.

We’re eager to tell stories about the scientific community and its practices, the influence of money and politics in science, and science-related public policy that can only be brought to light through extensive reporting, documents and data.

We welcome proposals from journalists with a track record of high-impact reporting. Science is also open to partnering with other media outlets whose investigations may benefit from additional resources, data visualization help, or wider distribution. Please send pitches and clips of previous work to: science_news@aaas.org or contact Tim Appenzeller, the news editor, at tappenze@aaas.org.

Science is happy to discuss further support for this important fund with any interested parties. Donors to the investigative fund play no role in the selection of specific stories to pursue and will have no editorial influence over story content.


Daniel Pinkel. Pinkel, a professor emeritus  at the University of Californian San Francisco, pioneered several key methods of analyzing chromosomes and genes.  He is the co-inventor of fluorescence in situ hybridization, better known as FISH, and developed another popular technique called Comparative Genomic Hybridization.

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