IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching a program to share investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.
Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to receive full scholarships to participate in the Campus Coverage Project.
The centerpiece is a national workshop from Jan. 7-10, being held at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions at the workshop will focus on specific campus-coverage issues and overall reporting techniques and skills.
Additional training opportunities will be provided throughout the year.
The program is being funded with a grant from Lumina Foundation for Education.
"This project will give student journalists access to some of the nation's top investigative journalists and education reporters. They'll learn critical skills for reporting on their college communities, investigating issues that affect campus life and holding leaders accountable," IRE President Alison Young said. "It's the kind of program I wish I'd had an opportunity to join when I was in college."
Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 12. For more information and an online application, go to www.ire.org/campus.