Serving as the community watchdog is a core responsibility of the press – and it is an expensive undertaking.
Investigative reporters and editors can spend months on a single story to surface the information that citizens in a democracy deserve to know. Such reporting holds those in power accountable and can foster reform that benefits a community.
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Meet our investigative reporter
The job of an investigative reporter is to shine a light on things the powerful want left in darkness. This work takes a lot of resources, but it's vital to a thriving democracy.
Jake Goldstein-Street, Reporter
As The Daily Herald’s investigative reporter, Jake Goldstein-Street’s role is to dig deep into issues and discover information of public interest that our community should know.
Goldstein-Street joined the Herald team in July 2021. Since then, he has covered the breaking news beat and produced hundreds of stories, a good percentage of them among our most read.
His story detailing how signing bonuses and discontent prompted a wave of Seattle police officers to take jobs in Snohomish County won a first place award in the crime and law enforcement reporting category in the 2022 Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Goldstein-Street is a native of Shoreline, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington where he served as the news editor of the UW Daily. He previously worked as an intern at the Seattle Times where he covered the state legislature and at International Examiner News.
After quitting his job at Amazon, the man amassed about $50,000 in debt, triggering a discussion about finances, he told police.
May 26, 2023
Community support makes this reporting possible
The Daily Herald established the Investigative Journalism Fund in March 2020 to deliver impactful stories about the issues that would otherwise remain in darkness. The fund supports an investigative reporter position and pays, in part, for investigative editing by the news team.
To donate by check: Make your check payable to Journalism Funding Partners. Write Investigative Fund in the memo line and mail to The Daily Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
If you have questions about how you can support investigative journalism, contact Brenda Mann Harrison, Journalism Development Director.
Journalism Funding Partners, tax ID #84-2968843, serves as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor for The Daily Herald Investigative Journalism Fund. The mission of Journalism Funding Partners is to increase the depth, diversity and sustainability of local journalism by building and stewarding connections between funders and news organizations.
The Investigative Journalism Fund accepts tax-deductible contributions from individuals, nonprofits, corporations, local businesses, philanthropic foundations, and others who believe investigative reporting supports a vibrant community and a healthy democracy.