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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30 journalists receive IRE scholarships

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…

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New yearlong fellowship supports journalists of color

A new yearlong IRE fellowship seeks to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important. The IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship is made possible thanks to generous donations from IRE members Mike Gruss, Meghan Hoyer, Megan Luther and Mike Tahani. “We’re grateful…

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Six journalists receive IRE fellowships

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 August 2018 CAR Boot Camp. Ana Ley from The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), Sarah Rafique from KXAN-TV (Austin,…

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Three journalists win IRE freelance fellowships

Projects investigating the Veterans Administration, immigration from South Asia to the U.S. and the first prosecution of a national security leaker during the Trump administration have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships. The winners of the 2018 competition are: Art Levine, first place, is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. whose work has appeared in…

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23 journalists receive fellowships and scholarships to the IRE Conference

Thanks to the generosity of donors, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to award 23 fellowships and scholarships for the June 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando. Mark Olalde, an independent journalist in Washington, D.C., received the David Dietz Fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 for the late David Dietz, an award-winning journalist and…

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Four journalists receive CAR Boot Camp fellowships

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 four fellowships for the March 2018 CAR Boot Camp. Lauren Rosenthal from North Country Public Radio (Canton, New York), Simone Weichselbaum…

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Spotlight Fellowship to award $100,000 for reporting, research project

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fifteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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Fellowship inspired by ‘Spotlight’ to award funding, support to investigative journalists

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fourteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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Apply to be IRE’s Google Fellow next summer!

Are you a college journalism student who enjoys holding government officials accountable, scouring public records or working with data? If so, consider spending your summer at IRE through the Google News Lab Fellowship. Eight participating organizations in the U.S. select students who will spend ten weeks working on projects focused on data journalism, online free expression, building…

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