Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. This month, IRE awarded nine fellowships for financial assistance to the August 2019 CAR Boot Camp.

Regina Garcia Cano from The Associated Press (Las Vegas, Nevada), April Brown from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona) and Yesenia Robles from Chalkbeat received Ottaway Fellowships.

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

Eric Scicchitano from The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), Christine Vendel from PennLive, Erica Hensley from Mississippi Today and Tony Balandran from Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas) 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 2019.

Jackie Callaway from WFTS-TV (Tampa, Florida) and Caitlin Sinett from KY3 and KSPR (Springfield, Missouri) received Knight TV Data Fellowships.

Funded by the Knight Foundation, the Knight TV Data Fellowships were created to  build a network of local television journalists committed to producing watchdog journalism. The funding to IRE includes not only fellowships for IRE training, but also support for IRE TV Watchdog Workshops and creation of a new digital TV Watchdog Network.


Learn more about IRE fellowships and scholarships.