Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. These fellowships provide financial assistance to attend IRE boot camps. This month, IRE awarded six fellowships for the August 2018 CAR Boot Camp.
Ana Ley from The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), Sarah Rafique from KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) and Francesca Fionda from The Discourse received Ottaway Fellowships.
Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund, the Fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE's membership.
Valerie Gonzalez from KRGV-TV (Weslaco, Texas), Cathy Tatom from KPRC-TV (Houston, Texas) and Jill Burke from KTUU-TV (Anchorage, Alaska) received Knight TV Data Fellowships.
Funded by the Knight Foundation, the Knight TV Data Fellowships were created to build a network of local television journalists committed to producing watchdog journalism. The funding to IRE includes not only fellowships for IRE training, but also support for IRE TV Watchdog Workshops and creation of a new digital TV Watchdog Network.