Investigations Fund

There is a glimmer of hope this morning for budding investigative hacks depressed by declining editorial budgets and the rising tide of churnalism. Following the launch in the USA of dedicated investigations funds at ProPublica and the Huffington Post, four journalists, Stephen Grey, Phillip Knightley (author of The First Casualty), Misha Glenny (former BBC Balkans Corr) and David Leigh have set up a UK based version. Called simply the Investigations Fund it has received a first contribution from the Telegraph group.