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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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

Projects investigating medical centers, government corruption and immigration law have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. The winners of the 2015 competition are: Emma Jacobs, First Place, is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area radio and television journalist. Her project will examine a law firm specializing in immigration law and the impact of its work on families trying…

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Apply now for a Freelance Fellowship

IRE is once again offering fellowships for independent journalists who are working on investigative projects. And thanks to the generosity of IRE members and a donor who provided matching money, we’re able to offer larger fellowships this year.  First place will win $2,500; second place will get $1,500 and third place will get $1,000. Applications…

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IRE, Esri partner to offer fellowships for mapping training

IRE and Esri have partnered to offer fellowships to attend mapping training at the 2014 Esri International Users Conference from July 13-17 in San Diego or the IRE Mapping Boot Camp from August 8-10 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mo. The users conference fellowships cover airfare and four nights lodging, and the boot camp fellowships cover airfare and three nights lodging. The users conference schedule includes attendance…

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Friday Deadline for Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship

For journalists reporting on violent or traumatic events, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is accepting applications for its Ochberg Fellowship through Friday, Oct. 11. Fellows will visit Columbia University for a week of training with a panel of mental health experts and journalists who have covered traumatic events.  A full list of the…

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