Meeting the Need

Through its Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors Program (FIRE), Project Word has a substantial stable of experienced and aspiring reporters, photojournalists, and producers, whom it has assisted in various ways at all stages of the reporting process.

Funded by the philanthropic sector, FIRE requires credit or attribution from publications in some agreeable form, along with copies of successful pieces. For marketing or fundraising goals, we sometimes ask permission to mention pending assignments with particular media outlets.

Unless approached and solicited, FIRE has provided its service gratis. Once a piece is commissioned, journalists are responsible to their editors and their editors alone.

Interested editors may contact Project Word.