Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training through IRE’s Total Newsroom Training program.

TNT provides two days of intensive, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the sixth year IRE has offered the free program, which is supported through a grant.

TNT newsroom training is customized and includes two days of sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis.

The newsrooms were chosen from more than 40 applications this year.

“We’re eager to see how the 10 organizations selected for Total Newsroom Training will put their watchdog and data training to use,” IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix said. “During the past five years of TNT, the program has made a significant impact in communities all across America. The real winners are readers, viewers and listeners who are getting better coverage of issues that matter to them.”

Congratulations to the winning newsrooms:

  • Boise Public Radio (Boise, Idaho)
  • The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania)
  • WREG News Channel 3 (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Mississippi Today (Ridgeland, Mississippi)
  • KKTV 11 News (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • The News Journal / delawareonline.com (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • KTLM Telemundo 40 (McAllen, Texas)
  • KXAN (Austin, Texas)
  • NPR Utah/KUER (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina)