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IRE launches data journalism fund after donation from Google Ideas

Update: application deadline has been extended to Nov. 16. 

Investigative Reporters and Editors is launching a new fund that will provide crucial support for journalists working on data projects. The fund will allow more news organizations or individual journalists to work on investigative projects that involve data analysis.  IRE will award grants thanks to a $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. Within that pool, there is no minimum or maximum amount for each grant.

The fund has two broad priorities:

  • A specific investigative project will result from the grant
  • A news organization will be better equipped to do future data analysis work

Applications will be taken from Oct. 18- Nov. 9. Winners will be announced on Jan. 14. The funds must be used by June 30, 2013. 

Visit the Data Journalism Fund page to learn more and access the application form.

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