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THE MEDIA. In the wake of Tuesday’s US presidential election, a lot has been said about the media. One thing is for sure: there’s going to be lots to cover under the incoming administration.

While much of the mainstream press will focus, as they did during the campaign, on President-elect Trump’s most inflammatory sound bite of the day, what’s going to be needed more than ever is independent, serious investigative journalism unraveling for people what’s really going on, and what’s really changing, in the nation’s capital and around the world. That includes reporting on issues of all kinds … justice, law enforcement, immigration, trade, energy and environment policy, military strategy, the terror war, foreign policy, international relations, national security, financial regulation and health care, to name just a few.

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These coverage challenges arrive at a time when funding for independent journalism is tenuous at best. And unfortunately, they also come at a time when now more than ever, independent, fact-based investigative journalism is needed most. It’s not enough to report on the shiny new object or to move quickly from one news story to the next.  If we are to have a functioning democracy in every sense, then we must have the information we need to hold our public and private institutions accountable. We must have the resources to reveal abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust.  

It’s OK to hit pause for a day, reflect on important events, and assess the future of our work by looking at indicators from the past. But now we must move forward. Now more than ever, we need your support of independent investigative journalism to do just that.  And, now more than ever, you need the work we do.

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