FIJ Webinar: Inside the Investigation — Author Rebecca Clarren

Event Date: 
May 31, 2024

How do you turn your investigation into a book?

Please join the Fund for Investigative Journalism on Friday, May 31, 2024 at noon Eastern for a free webinar with Rebecca Clarren, author of “The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota and an American Inheritance.”

Award-winning journalist and Fund board member Ellen Weiss will talk with Clarren about how she reported and wrote the book — and what other journalists should know about writing and pitching a book.

Click here to register for this webinar

This is the second in our yearlong webinar series, “Inside the Investigation,” where our grantees share how they did their reporting and provide tips and resources for other journalists and journalism students. 

In “The Cost of Free Land,” Clarren melds investigative reporting and her personal family history to explore how land was taken from Indigenous people and given to immigrants to the U.S. Her book shares the intertwined stories of her family and the Lakota — and the cycle of loss of Indigenous land, culture and resources that continues today. 

The Boston Globe calls the book “a monumental piece of work,” and Publishers Weekly says it’s “a unique and important contribution to American history.”

The Fund provided a grant to Clarren for reporting trips to North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and to obtain records from several sources. You can learn more about her book and order it here.

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