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Eight newsrooms awarded grants for data projects

IRE is pleased to announce that eight newsrooms will be awarded grants thanks to the $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. The grants will support data-driven investigations by providing journalists with access to data, new tools and necessary training. 

The fund's two broad priorities were to support specific investigative projects and to better equip news organizations to do data analysis work in the future.

"IRE has long been a force for new ideas and tools for doing investigative journalism, and the generosity of this grant from Google recognizes that tradition," said Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at ASU ...

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IRE launches data journalism fund after donation from Google Ideas

Update: application deadline has been extended to Nov. 16. 

Investigative Reporters and Editors is launching a new fund that will provide crucial support for journalists working on data projects. The fund will allow more news organizations or individual journalists to work on investigative projects that involve data analysis.  IRE will award grants thanks to a $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. Within that pool, there is no minimum or maximum amount for each grant.

The fund has two broad priorities:

  • A specific investigative project will result from the grant
  • A news organization will be better equipped to do future data ...
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