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Mike Levine Journalism Education Fund

The fund is underwriting a fellowship for journalists with less than five years of experience to attend the annual IRE Conference June 20-23, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.


The Mike Levine Journalism Education Fund was established to honor and memorialize Mike Levine, a columnist and executive editor of the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., who died in 2007. The fund is dedicated to helping journalists pursue “the news of the day with the compassion and craft that became the hallmark of Mike’s work.”  

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Who is eligible?

Journalists with less than five years of experience working in daily or weekly print news organizations or digital-only news outlets.

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)

  • Registration to IRE National Conference, which this year is June 20-23 in Anaheim, CA. ($350 value)

Required application materials:

  • Resume, link to a resume or LinkedIn page 

  • Three clips showcasing your work

  • A letter of support from a supervisor/manager to attend the training. It should include why you are deserving of a fellowship to get this training.

  • A letter of no more than 250 words explaining what you would do with this training.

    Send the material to

For more information or questions: Go to or write

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