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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Investigative freelancers: FIRE grant deadline May 31

Unaffiliated (freelance) reporters working on investigative stories are invited to apply for Virtual Newsroom services and associated grants of up to $10,000 from Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) (firenewsroom.org), by the application deadline of Thursday, May 31, 2018. To learn more or apply, visit Guidelines and Application. FIRE is a fiscally sponsored project of Investigative Reporters and…

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Deadline approaching for FIRE funding application

Independent reporters are encouraged to apply to Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE), for support with investigative stories. FIRE, a collaboration between Project Word and Investigative Reporters and Editors, offers stipends of up to $10,000, plus a suite of reporting tools. The application deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2017. To apply to FIRE, reporters are…

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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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Navigating the world of freelance investigative journalism

By Taylor Bembery Isaiah Thompson of New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Maria Zamudio of The Commercial Appeal, and Hella Winston, an independent journalist, have experienced with the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with being a freelance journalist. At the IRE Conference in Philadelphia, the three discussed strategies for producing stories with…

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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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