(WASHINGTON, DC—January 31, 2014)— Moment launched the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI) in 2010 in honor of the courageous 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter slain by terrorists in Pakistan on February 1, 2002. The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative is an anti-prejudice project that makes it possible for young journalists to report on modern manifestations of deeply ingrained prejudices, including but not limited to anti-Semitism. The DPIJI selects and mentors a reporter, providing her or him with journalistic and financial support. The DPIJI Advisory Board includes NPR’s All Things Considered senior host Robert Siegel; ProPublica founder Paul Steiger; CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop Charles Lewis.
“Our son Danny has come to symbolize both the power and nobleness of principled journalism and the rising dangers of the hatred that took his life. The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative will harness the former to combat the latter and will lead us a step closer to Danny’s ideal of a hate-free world.”–Judea Pearl
The fellowship offers $5,000 to cover the costs of the project. Edited stories appear in the print and digital edition of Moment Magazine, on the website Moment’s online media partner, Slate, and other selected outlets. Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 38. The proposal deadline is May 10, 2014. To find more information visit: http://www.momentmag.com/the-daniel-pearl-investigative-journalism-initiative/
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