O’Brien Fellowships: $65,000 in support of nine-month investigative reporting projects

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Dave Umhoefer of Marquette University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: Montgomery B
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Reporters and editors affiliated with the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism discuss the award-winning projects produced by journalists selected for the program at Marquette University. Projects have tackled issues around criminal justice, education, the environment, health, science, government secrecy and more. O’Brien selects three to five fellows annually. Find out how to apply.

Speaker Bios

  • Dave Umhoefer directs the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University and teaches investigative journalism. His 32-year career covering local government for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel culminated in a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for his investigation into pension padding by Milwaukee County officials. He proudly served as a PolitiFact reporter for six years.

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