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.