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40 Better Hours: Let's fix broken newsrooms by The Poynter Institute
by The Poynter Institute
40 Better Hours is a project to improve workplaces in small but meaningful ways. By funding a week of training full of practical tips, resources and i... more »
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PolitiFact: Fact-Checking The Immigration Debate by PolitiFact
by PolitiFact
Help PolitiFact sort out fact from fiction in the ever contentious immigration debate. We want to be sure you always know whose pants are on fire. If ... more »
168%
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$25,319
raised
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America's Workers: Unequal Risk by Center for Public Integrity
by Center for Public Integrity
America’s workers are our most precious resource, yet every day they face toxic exposures that ruin their health and lead to premature death. Back thi... more »
106%
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$10,685
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Facts, Not Fear: The Truth About Encryption by Techdirt
by Techdirt
Encryption is a hot topic for politicians and law enforcement – but most of the arguments are based on fear, not fact. Techdirt will go beyond the tal... more »
64%
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$28,208
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620
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In the Shadow of Liberty: New Jersey Immigration by NJ Spotlight
by NJ Spotlight
They come from everywhere: the almost 22 percent of New Jersey residents who are foreign-born. With your backing, NJ Spotlight and the partners of the... more »
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$31,360
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155
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Let's Change the Immigration Debate for 2016 by The Nation
by The Nation
Immigrants will be at the center of the 2016 campaign--as scapegoats, as voters, and as a powerful movement. With your backing, reporter Julianne Hing... more »
101%
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$56,910
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291
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The Ferguson Fellowship: Year Two by The Huffington Post
by The Huffington Post
Huffington Post readers enabled Mariah Stewart to stay in Ferguson long after the national media left town. Back this project, and Mariah will follow ... more »
102%
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$40,961
raised
423
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From Baghdad to The Bay by Erin Palmquist
by Erin Palmquist
A documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, to... more »
114%
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$34,345
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293
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