McKim ’88 Joins N.E. Center for Investigative Reporting

Jenifer McKim ’88

Jenifer McKim ’88

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.”