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30 journalists receive IRE scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Park Foundation, IRE donors and the Ottaway Fund, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide scholarships to its three 2018 On-the-Road Boot Camps.


IRE awarded 10 scholarships to the October 2018 Python Boot Camp in Pittsburgh to the following:

  • Emily Corwin, Vermont Public Radio
  • Kristin Dalton, The Staten Island Advance
  • Andrew Ford, The Asbury Park Press
  • Beryl Lipton, MuckRock
  • Sharon Lurye, Columbia University
  • Jessica Matthews, The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA)
  • Casey McDermott, NHPR
  • Liz Navratil, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Emily Previti, WITF
  • Maria Zamudio, APM Reports


IRE awarded 10 scholarships to the October 2018 CAR Boot Camp in Indianapolis to the following:

  • Kimberly Bojórquez and McKhelyn Jones, Utah Valley University
  • Ashley Luthern, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Tom Murphy, The Associated Press
  • Maegan Vazquez, CNN
  • Christopher Walljasper, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Stephanie Zepelin, WISH-TV
  • Jill Glavan, WTTV/WXIN
  • Nora Hertel, St. Cloud Times
  • Ryan Denham, WGLT


IRE awarded 10 scholarships to the November 2018 Reporting with R Boot Camp in Chicago to the following:

  • Jessica Fernandez, Univision
  • Andrew Pantazi, The Florida Times-Union
  • Alejandra Cancino and Jared Rutecki, Better Government Association
  • Alicia Lebens, Stillwater Gazette
  • Cassandra Sherrill, The Winston-Salem Journal
  • Elena Weissmann, The Christian Science Monitor
  • Jessica Calefati, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Clairissa Baker, St. Cloud Times
  • Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica Illinois


If you are interested in attending the Reporting with R Boot Camp, seats are still available. Get more information and register here.

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