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Seattle Times investigative journalism has a direct impact on our community, changing lives and public policy and resulting in action at the highest levels of state government. Your support of the Investigative Journalism Fund will enable us to expand our coverage and accomplish even more.

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The Seattle Times has an established track record of digging deep to tackle urgent community issues head-on, surfacing viable solutions and creating change that has a direct impact on our region. Seattle Times investigations have saved local lives from dangerous painkillers, protected vulnerable seniors from abuse, made airplanes safer and are working tirelessly to provide police accountability and government transparency to protect our community and the public’s right to know.

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The Seattle Times investigative team

Community support has made us one of the few regional newspapers in the country able to add news staff at this time – Investigative Journalism Fund donations directly fund six of our 10 investigative positions. Meet our nationally award-winning team.

  • JONATHAN MARTIN Investigations editor
  • MIYOKO WOLF News researcher
  • DANIEL GILBERT Investigative reporter
  • PATRICK MALONE Investigative reporter
  • MANUEL VILLA Data journalist
  • MIKE REICHER Investigative reporter
  • REBECCA MOSS Investigative reporter
  • TAYLOR BLATCHFORD Engagement editor
  • LULU RAMADAN Investigative reporter
  • SYDNEY BROWNSTONE Investigative reporter

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