Eight news organizations have been chosen for IRE’s Total Newsroom Training.

TNT is a new program that provides intense, in-house training for newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism.

More than 50 applications were submitted. Training is customized and includes sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis.

“We are thrilled with the large number of strong applications we received for this first-time program,” IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit said. “The selection process was very difficult, which is a testament to the quality of work being done in newsrooms across the country.”

Congratulations to the following newsrooms:

  • Belleville News-Democrat – Belleville, IL
  • Northwest Arkansas Newspapers – Springdale, AR
  • The Press of Atlantic City – Pleasantville, NJ
  • KATC – Lafayette, LA
  • Las Cruces Sun-News – Las Cruces, NM
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting – Charleston, WV
  • The Ledger – Lakeland, FL
  • Victoria Advocate – Victoria, TX