Ten newsrooms have been chosen for IRE’s Total Newsroom Training this year. TNT provides intense, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the fourth year IRE has offered the free program.
IRE also awarded three TNT Fellowships for IRE’s data analysis boot camp next month. TNT alumni are still encouraged to apply for six remaining fellowships for the boot camps in January and March. The fellowships cover much of the cost of attending IRE's week-long data training sessions in Columbia, Missouri.
TNT training is customized and includes two days of sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis.
"We're excited to welcome a new group of newsrooms to this important program," IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit said. "News organizations throughout the country have increased their level of enterprise journalism thanks to TNT, and that's a huge benefit for the communities that rely on these journalists to keep them informed."
Congratulations to the following newsrooms:
Alaska Public Media – Anchorage, Alaska
Daytona Beach News-Journal – Daytona Beach, Florida
The Commercial Dispatch – Columbus, Mississippi
News & Record – Greensboro, North Carolina
The Paducah Sun, Paducah – Kentucky
WVEC-TV – Norfolk, Virginia
Indianapolis Monthly – Indianapolis, Indiana
The McAlester News-Capital – McAlester, Oklahoma
WPXI-TV – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Marshall Project – New York, New York
Congratulations to the TNT Boot Camp Fellows:
Brett Baker, 10/11 News KOLN-TV
Dave Mistich, West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Rashda Kahn, San Angelo Standard-Times