Investigative Reporters & Editors was awarded $100,000 Monday to continue its Watchdog Workshop series. The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation in Oklahoma City chose IRE and 18 other journalism organizations to receive a total of $1.5 million in grants. The foundation awarded more than $1 million of that to investigative reporting projects, including many programs run by IRE members.
"The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation is playing a pivotal role in fostering investigative journalism," IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit said. "Citizens in communities throughout the country are better informed thanks to the foundation's work."
IRE’s Watchdog Workshop series trains journalists on the investigative reporting basics, such as, interview strategies, public records navigation and database and document analysis. Workshops are open to print, broadcast and online journalists, students and faculty.
"The Watchdog Workshop has brought crucial training directly to thousands of journalists throughout the country thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation," Horvit said. "These workshops, held in communities large and small, help journalists provide better, deeper coverage for their communities."
The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation has been a consistent contributor to IRE in the past several years, aiding in the mission of improving accountability reporting through training and transparency.
To learn more about the foundation’s awards read "Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in Oklahoma City announces $1.5 million in awards" by NEWSOK.