The (Un)Scientific Method
In July 2018, The Rogovy Foundation partnered once more with The Center of Investigative Reporting. This year, a Frontier Grant was awarded for their (Un)Scientific Method project. We are in awe at their continued impact and dedication to investigative reporting and are thrilled to support such hard work and commitment.
In 2017, CIR launched The (Un)Scientific Method, an investigative reporting beat focused on publishing investigative reports exposing conflicts between science and government during a time of significant political upheaval in Washington, D.C. The focus of this work is on uncovering new stories that are relevant to the science and technology ecosystem and the powerful way in which Washington influences scientific progress. In particular, they have sought to examine the politicization of scientific decision making at the federal level, the impact of anti-science appointees to the cabinet and federal agencies, and conflicts of interest that inhibit scientific innovation, research and regulation that would be in the public’s best interest.