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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Three journalists win IRE freelance fellowships

Projects investigating the U.S. war on terror, immigration and American business practices in Mexico have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. The winners of the 2017 competition are: Anna Cavell, first place, is a freelance journalist based in the United Kingdom whose work has appeared on the BBC and Al Jazeera English. Her documentary…

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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

Projects investigating criminal justice and child welfare issues have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. The winners of the 2016 competition are: Adam Wisnieski, First Place, an independent journalist in Connecticut whose work has appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications. His work will focus on issues related to the rights…

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Funding, support available for freelance investigative journalists

Are you an independent journalist looking for support and funding for a new project? Consider applying for the Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) Pilot Project and IRE’s Freelance Fellowship. Resources and support FIRE is a one-year pilot program from Project Word that provides freelance investigative journalists with reporting tools and resources. IRE is collaborating…

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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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Donate and support IRE’s Freelance Fellowship

Every journalist faces challenges when digging into an investigative project. For independent journalists, those roadblocks can be even greater, because they typically don’t have the support of a news organization behind them. To help those journalists do vital work, IRE awards several Freelance Fellowships annually. Thousands of dollars have been awarded to independent journalists over…

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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

Projects investigating segregation, health care and cold cases have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. Winners of the 2014 competition are:   Maya Dukmasova, for her work on segregation and public housing in Chicago. Arthur Kane, for his work investigating the Affordable Care Act as well as marijuana legalization in Colorado. Lee van der…

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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

A strong group of stories were submitted to IRE for the IRE Freelance Fellowship competition.  The winners of the Freelance Fellowships for 2013 are:  Wally Roberts, for his story on abuse in the nation’s largest nursing homes; Leah Bartos, for her work regarding shoddy forensic work; Erin Segal, for her work on misunderstood aspects of…

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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

Columbia, Mo. – A very strong group of stories were submitted for the IRE Freelance Fellowship competition. The winners of the Freelance Fellowship for 2012 are:  Stephy Chung, freelance journalist working in Beijing, for her story “Rising Prostitution among Migrant Workers in Beijing” and Brendan Borrell, a freelance journalist who won for his story “The…

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