Send us your best pitches for government accountability journalism


This spring, Sunlight received a lovely surprise in the mail: a $5,000 check from the Rogovy Foundation to support investigative journalism. We were honored and humbled to be in the company of extraordinary nonprofit journalism publishers and open government who received support from Rogovy, including ProPublica, The Center for Public Integrity, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, the Project on Government Oversight, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

We have ideas for immediate assignments, but we also want to tap into our distributed networks of communities for stories that will inform the public, inspire reforms and hold our federal government to account.

That’s where you come in: please email our deputy director, Alex Howard, with your pitch in the subject line and a paragraph about the story you’d like to tell, including length. We welcome pitches for feature-length stories and shorter articles.

We encourage you to dig into President Trump’s conflicts of interest but are not limiting scope to that topic.

Thank you!