Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism

Be Informed, Be Engaged


The Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent, nonprofit newsroom. Its core mission is to produce stories that improve the lives of Virginians across the state.

About our journalism

Journalism meant to shine a light on injustices and hold the powerful accountable is being snuffed out, and much of the commonwealth can now be considered a news desert.

As Virginians, we are as concerned as Jefferson and as motivated as Madison, which is why we founded the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism.

VCIJ seeks a remedy — establishing and sustaining an independent, non- profit, investigative reporting news service to probe issues vital to all Virginians, to train the next generation of journalists and to provide a place for civic engagement.


Crozet, VA, USA



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