Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. These fellowships provide financial assistance to attend IRE boot camps. This month, IRE awarded six fellowships for the January 2018 CAR Boot Camp.

Jenni Monet, a freelance journalist from Tucson, Arizona, and Kristen Taketa, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, received the Ottoway Fellowship.

Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund, the Ottoway Fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE’s membership.

David DesRoches from WNPR (Hartford, Connecticut), Yolanda Martinez from the Marshall Project (New York) and Matt Troutman from the Traverse City Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan) received the Total Newsroom Training Fellowship.

Total Newsroom Training (TNT) Fellowships are open to those who have completed two days of TNT training between 2013 and 2017.

Additionally, thanks to The Fund for Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting, a journalist from a news organization in a rural area is able to receive the R-CAR Fellowship. Established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert, the fellowship is intended to provide rural reporters with skills that will help them uncover stories that otherwise would not come to light. The fellowship is offered in conjunction with the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky.

Jake Bleiberg from the Bangor Daily News received the R-CAR Fellowship.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship for financial assistance for future boot camps, go here for more information and due dates. The next due date is January 22 (to attend the March CAR Boot Camp).