Investigative Journalism Fund

The Daily Herald investigations expose information that gets at the truth.


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.

Make a gift today and join others in supporting reporting that directly impacts our community.

Meet our investigative reporter

Jake Goldstein-Street

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.

If you have a news tip for Goldstein-Street, reach out to him at

Check out these recent Herald investigative stories.

Deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes closing arguments in the trial of Richard Rotter at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, March 31, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jury still deliberating in trial of Everett cop’s killing

Jurors deliberated for just over three hours Friday with no verdict on the aggravated murder charge for Richard Rotter.

  • March 31, 2023
Jeanette Westover poses for a photo at her home in Snohomish, Washington on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Tenant: Housing Hope ignored meth contamination at Snohomish apartment

Jeanette Westover says meth contamination far exceeding state limits gave her seizures and kidney infections.

  • March 30, 2023
Public Works director Kelly Snyder. (Snohomish County)

Ex-staffer who alleged bias by county Public Works director gets $97K

Amy Powell alleged Director Kelly Snyder created an abusive work environment that made her “uncomfortable and physically unwell.”

  • March 29, 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.

Brenda Harrison Journalism Development Director

If you have questions about how you can support investigative journalism, contact Brenda Mann Harrison, Journalism Development Director.

Our partner

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.

Get more details about the Investigative Journalism Fund in answers to frequently asked questions.

The Daily Herald maintains editorial control over content produced through this initiative.