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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

June 29, 2020

IRE recently awarded eight fellowships to upcoming Data Journalism Bootcamps thanks to the generosity of financial supporters. Recipients will either attend the August Online Data Journalism Bootcamp or the January 2021 Data Journalism Bootcamp. IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance.

Alexia Fernandez Campbell from the Center for Public Integrity, Kaylee Tornay from Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon) and Andrea Perdomo from WGCU Public Media (Ft. Myers, Florida), received the Ottaway Fellowship. 

Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund, the Ottoway Fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE’s membership. 

Ramon Galindo from KNSD-TV (San Diego, California) and Archith Seshadri from Nexstar Media Group, received the Knight TV Data Fellowship.

The Knight TV Data Fellowship is funded by the Knight Foundation to strengthen data watchdog skills at local TV stations across the United States.

Carter Walker from LNP Media Group received the Total Newsroom Training Fellowship.

Total Newsroom Training (TNT) Fellowships are open to those who have completed two days of TNT training.

Samantha Hogan from Pine Tree Watch/Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting and Liz Owens from WRDW/WAGT-TV (Augusta, Georgia), received the R-CAR Fellowship. 

Established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert, the fellowship is intended to provide rural reporters with training they might not otherwise receive. The fellowship is offered in conjunction with the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. 

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship for financial assistance for future IRE boot camps, sign up to receive IRE’s newsletter about fellowship opportunities.

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