Thanks to the generosity of many donors, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships and scholarships to its annual CAR Conference. Last month, IRE awarded nine fellowships and scholarships for the March 2018 CAR Conference in Chicago.
Gerry Lanosga, an assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University, received the David Donald Fellowship for Data Journalism.
The fellowship was established in 2017 for the late David Donald, a former IRE training director, who spread the gospel of CAR to thousands of journalists, educators and students. The fellowship supports journalism educators to be better equipped to teach students to be effective watchdogs through the use of data.
Laura Moscoso from the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo in Puerto Rico and Aditi Bhandari, of WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., received the Jennifer Leonard Scholarship.
Established by IRE member David Cay Johnston to honor his wife, Jennifer, who is a national leader in promoting ethical standards for endowments. The scholarship supports women studying journalism or in their first three years of their professional journalism career.
Amber Walker from The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), Daisy Contreras Escobar from WUIS/NPR Illinois (Springfield, Illinois), Talis Shelbourne from Media Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Melissa Lewis from The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), Arujuna Soriano from APM Marketplace (Los Angeles, California) and Areena Arora from the Idaho Press-Tribune (Boise, Idaho) received the Chicago Tribune Foundation Fellowships.
The Chicago Tribune Fellowships support IRE’s goal of increasing diversity within the investigative journalism community.
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship or scholarship for financial assistance for future IRE training events, go here for more information and due dates. The next deadline is April 23 (for fellowships and scholarships to attend the June IRE Conference in Orlando).