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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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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