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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance to its CAR boot camps. This month, IRE awarded eight fellowships for the March 2019 CAR Boot Camp.

Marcy de Luna from the Houston Chronicle, Adam Rhodes from Law360 and Wayne Washington from The Palm Beach Post received the Ottoway Fellowship.

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

Nicole Nixon from KUER (Salt Lake City) and Becky Cooper from the the Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas) received the Total Newsroom Training Fellowship.

Total Newsroom Training (TNT) Fellowships are open to those who have completed two days of TNT training between 2013 and 2018.

Dorian Hargrove from NBC 7 (San Diego, California) and Niccole Kunshek from KVII (Amarillo, Texas) received the Knight TV Data Fellowship.

Funded by the Knight Foundation to strengthen data watchdog skills at local TV stations across the United States.

Whitney Downard from The Meridian Star (Meridian, Mississippi) received the R-CAR Fellowship.

Established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert, the fellowship is intended to provide rural reporters with training they may 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, go here for more information and due dates. The next due date is May 20.

IRE also offers financial assistance to its annual conference taking place in Houston in June. Deadline for those applications is April 15. More information can be found here.

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