Our Mission

Type Investigations is a home for ambitious independent investigative journalism. We tell deeply reported stories in partnership with print, broadcast, and digital media outlets — allowing us to bring our work to a wide range of audiences. Our team provides journalists with expert editorial guidance; rigorous fact-checking; research assistance; and funds to cover their travel, time, and other reporting costs. We are committed to reporting from the ground up, elevating stories from the communities most affected by wrongdoing. Our work enables groundbreaking journalism that would otherwise be impossible.

A core part of our mission is building a more equitable journalism sector that reflects and serves diverse communities. We are home to the noted Ida B. Wells Fellowship for journalists from underrepresented communities and the Inside/Out Journalism Project for incarcerated reporters. Our goal is to transform the field of independent investigative journalism, creating meaningful pathways for reporters and editors from all backgrounds to build careers in journalism and produce high-impact work.