Reporting the Border: An Investigative Reporting Project for American Journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a new program for U.S.-based reporters, focused on reporting on issues that span the U.S.-Mexico border, including human rights violations, immigration, corruption and drug trafficking.  

During this program, six U.S.-based reporters will work with ICFJ and the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB) and participate in the following activities:  

  • A virtual orientation (January 7th), which will focus on techniques for investigative reporting. The orientation will also include sessions about the specific context of the U.S.-Mexico border;   

Journalists will be invited to submit investigative proposals on border issues during this program. ICFJ will provide either small reporting grants or fellowship funding (depending on reporters’ individual needs) to produce the proposed investigation. All project participants are expected to complete at least one investigative report throughout the duration of the program. ICFJ will provide editors for all projects and data visualization services (if necessary).

Journalists accepted into the program will be asked to participate in all stages of the program.  

Please see our FAQ page for answers to some common questions.  


Program Dates:
1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021
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Devin Chavira
Program Manager

Camila Hernández Corena
Program Assistant

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