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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding to help journalists and educators attend its data journalism boot camps. 

This month, IRE awarded nine fellowships for the January 2020 Data Journalism Boot Camp.

Isabel Dieppa, an independent journalist from Chicago; Shayla Love from VICE (Brooklyn, New York); Seong Jae Min from Pace University (New York, New York) and Utami Kusumawati, an independent journalist from Indonesia, received the Ottoway Fellowship.

Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund, the Ottoway Fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE's membership. 

David Barer and Jody Barr, both from KXAN (Austin, Texas), received the Total Newsroom Training Fellowship.

Total Newsroom Training (TNT) Fellowships are open to those who have completed the TNT program. 

Kae Petrin from St. Louis Public Radio received the Holly Whisenhunt Stephen Fellowship.

Established by WTHR-Indianapolis to honor Holly Whisenhunt Stephen, an award-winning journalist and longtime IRE member, who died November 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

Bayley Bischof from KOLN (Lincoln, Nebraska) and Adrienne Mayfield from WAVY (Portsmouth, Virginia) received the Knight TV Data Fellowship.

Funded by the Knight Foundation to strengthen data watchdog skills at local TV stations across the United States.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship for financial assistance for future IRE boot camps or IRE conferences, the next due date is Jan. 13. More information can be found here.

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