Apply for the IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellows! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2021 fellowship is open to U.S journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience. Applicants currently working in a newsroom must receive the support of their employer; freelancers…

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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships

IRE recently awarded six fellowships to educators of color to IRE’s first Online Data Bootcamp for Educators and three fellowships to educators of color to IRE’s first in-person Data Bootcamp for Educators in January at the University of Arizona, thanks to the generosity of the Lumina Foundation and the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse…

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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

IRE recently awarded eight fellowships to upcoming Data Journalism Bootcamps thanks to the generosity of financial supporters. Recipients will either attend the August Online Data Journalism Bootcamp or the January 2021 Data Journalism Bootcamp. IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance. Alexia Fernandez Campbell from the Center for Public…

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Hearst Foundations donate $50,000 to IRE Journalist of Color Fellowship

The Hearst Foundations are contributing $50,000 to support IRE’s Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship.  The yearlong fellowship, which launched in 2019, is intended to prepare and support journalists of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative…

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3 journalists receive IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Sameea Kamal of the Los Angeles Times, Josh McGhee from The Chicago Reporter and Monica Velez of The Fresno Bee will serve as IRE’s 2020 Journalists of Color Investigative Reporting Fellows. Kamal, a news desk editor, has been at the Los Angeles Times since November. Prior to the LA Times, she worked at the Center…

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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding to help journalists and educators attend its data journalism boot camps.  This month, IRE awarded nine fellowships for the January 2020 Data Journalism Boot Camp. Isabel Dieppa, an independent journalist from Chicago; Shayla Love from VICE (Brooklyn, New York); Seong Jae Min from…

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Three journalists awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships

Projects investigating an insular religious community, Columbia River tribe nations, and the Palm Beach prostitution raid have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships. The recipients of the 2019 competition are: Sarah McClure, first place, is a freelance producer based in Los Angeles. Her project will produce a magazine article and documentary about widespread sexual abuse within…

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Apply for our Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellow! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2020 fellowship is open to U.S journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience. Applicants currently working in a newsroom must receive the support of their employer; freelancers…

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Eight journalists receive #NICAR19 fellowships and scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships and scholarships to its annual CAR Conference (#NICAR19). This month, IRE awarded eight fellowships and scholarships for the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach. Julia Rentsch from the Loveland Reporter-Herald (Berthoud, Colorado) received the Jennifer Leonard Scholarship. Established by…

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Bracey Harris receives first Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Bracey Harris of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, will serve as IRE’s first Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellow. Harris, an education reporter, has been at the paper since September 2015. She previously worked at WLBT News in Jackson as an associate morning producer. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. IRE’s new…

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