Jenifer McKim ’88 joined The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) as the assistant managing editor and senior investigative reporter. With close to 25 years of experience as a news journalist, most recently for The Boston Globe, McKim has won many awards for her work, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in 2011 for a story about the domestic sex trafficking of minors and the California AP Investigative Journalism Award in 2008. In 2005, she led a group of reporters to write about the importation of lead-tainted Mexican candles, a project that was nominated as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. McKim is also a Fellow of the Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
In a NECIR press release, McKim commented on her transition from daily news reporting: “I’m excited to help grow this new model of nonprofit journalism. I’m looking forward to getting to work.”
Executive Director of NECIR Joe Bergantino noted the crucial nature of her work: “Jenifer understands the important role investigative reporting plays in holding the powerful accountable—in our region and our nation. She is a top-tier journalist whose reporting has had impact and has improved the lives of New Englanders.”