IRE Student Sponsorship Program
IRE is committed to developing the next generation of investigative reporters by introducing more students to the organization. To do this, we need your help. Please consider sponsoring a $25 student membership on behalf of your alma mater, college media or for an intern at your news organization. You can also donate a membership to help support IRE’s efforts to build a more ethnically and racially diverse organization. Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, your name and the institution receiving the membership will be listed on IRE’s website.
If you decide to sponsor a student, please promote the program through social media. Use the hashtag #SponsorIRE and tweet a link to this page.
BECOME A SPONSOR
You can sponsor a student membership in three ways:
1. Sponsor an individual student. That student will receive an email that you have sponsored them for one year. If they already have an active membership, it will be extended for another year.
2. Donate a general student membership. This option allows you to donate a membership to your alma mater or college media organization. IRE will work with professors and other campus leaders to find a student. That student will receive an email that you have sponsored their membership for one year. If you happen to know of a professor, adviser or student editor at your chosen institution, you can list their name and email on the form. This would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.
You can also choose to direct your student sponsorship to support IRE’s efforts to build a more ethnically and racially diverse organization. IRE will work with a variety of universities to match these donations with students.
3. Donate to our student fund. Make a general donation of any amount to help send an ethnically or racially diverse student to an IRE training.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact [email protected].
SPREAD THE WORD
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP SPONSORS
Together, we can secure the future of IRE by introducing the journalists of tomorrow to this forum in which journalists throughout the world are encouraged to grow through training and helping each other. With this sharing of story ideas, newsgathering techniques, news sources and more, we are the collective family of IRE.
Donations made in 2018 & 2019 will be listed below:
Mike Balsamo – University of Southern California
Lee Zurik – Syracuse University (2)
Ryan Thornburg – UNC-Chapel Hill
Bethany Barnes – Arizona Daily Wildcat
Ken Ward – The Daily Athenaeum (2)
Beth Burger – Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia
Rachel Alexander – Western Washington University/The Western Front (2)
Andy Boyle – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (4)
Christopher Baxter – University of Michigan (2)
Christopher Baxter – Ithaca College
Anita Hofschneider – UC Berkeley
Jamie Hopkins – The Retriever (2)
Kendall Taggart – Reed College (2)
Ben Welsh – DePaul University
Ryan Gabrielson – University of Arizona (2)
Ryan Gabrielson – Arizona Daily Wildcat (2)
Roxanne Scott – Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Matt Carroll – Northeastern University (4)
Melissa Cassutt – CU Independent
Russ Walker – University of Washington-Tacoma
Doug Reynolds – Marshall Parthenon (2)
Beth Burger – The Red & Black
Melissa Cassutt – Rocky Mountain Collegian
Ryan Murphy – Elon University and Kent State University
Sarah Hutchins – University of Missouri
Jayme Fraser – University of Montana (3)
Ellen Gabler – Emory University (2)
Denise Malan – University of Arkansas (2)
Kate Howard – West Kentucky University
Jon Collins – University of Minnesota
Josephy Cranney – Temple University
Brett Murphy – University of California-Berkeley
Tyler Dukes – Duke University
Jill Riepenhoff – Ohio University (4)
Ryan Thornburg – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tisha Thompson – Princeton University
Tisha Thompson – University of Missouri (2)
Tisha Thompson – University of Wyoming
Ryan Martin – University of Missouri (2)
James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, University of Georgia in honor of Professor Barry Hollander (12)
Andrew Becker – University of Utah
Dick Munro – Florida Gulf Coast University (4)
Alva Johnson – Southern Adventist University (6)
Jennifer LaFleur – American University (2)
Tom Scheck – University of Minnesota & University of Missouri
Sarah Mervosh – University of Notre Dame (4)
Janet Roberts – UNC-Chapel Hill (2)
Andrew Lehren – City University of New York (2)
Sam Roe – Columbia College Chicago (3)
Jon Schleuss – University of Arkansas
Richard Brunson – University of Central Florida (2)
STUDENT FUND DONATIONS