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The need for investigative reporting has never been greater: Tens of thousands of reporters have lost their jobs since 2008. In 2020, fueled by the pandemic, U.S. newsrooms lost a record 16,160 jobs.
Meanwhile, American democracy is under siege, threatened by misinformation, conspiracy theories, Big Tech, tribalism and the like. It’s not a coincidence that this is happening while newsrooms are laying off staff. It was Thomas Jefferson who famously remarked, “The only security of all is in a free press.”
We need reporters to keep a close eye on powerful interests, schools, police, polluters, our kids, society’s safety nets and those falling through them. We need InvestigateWest — and InvestigateWest needs supporters like you.