Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program that is returning for its fifth year.

IRE’s experienced trainers will come to selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – at no cost. Spots in the program are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

Total Newsroom Training is meant to help small to medium-size news organizations, and IRE customizes training based on the needs of the organization. These sessions can include web tools, background techniques and hands-on data analysis training.

The program is designed to increase the ability of news organizations to provide watchdog and enterprise coverage for their communities and to produce work that can lead to change and improvements.

The newsroom must be committed to allowing a significant portion of its staff attend the full two days of training and to tracking their progress after the training. The winning newsrooms will attend a webinar later in the year to showcase their work.

The deadline to apply is midnight ET Sunday, July 2. Learn more about the program and how to apply.