IRE is pleased to announce that eight newsrooms will be awarded grants thanks to the $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. The grants will support data-driven investigations by providing journalists with access to data, new tools and necessary training.
The fund's two broad priorities were to support specific investigative projects and to better equip news organizations to do data analysis work in the future.
"IRE has long been a force for new ideas and tools for doing investigative journalism, and the generosity of this grant from Google recognizes that tradition," said Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at ASU and a judge for the contest. "The judges were impressed with the wide range of proposals we received from the applicants, and we have high hopes for the outcomes of the projects we awarded."
These are the winning projects:
In addition to Doig, the judges were Matt Waite, professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an IRE Board member; Rich Gordon, professor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism; Elizabeth Lucas, IRE/NICAR Data Library Director, and Jaimi Dowdell, IRE Training Director.
The grants are funded by Google Ideas, which explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. We connect users, experts and engineers to research and seed new technology-driven initiatives.
For more information, contact IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit at 817-726-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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