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R-CAR Fellowship

Provides assistance to attend a Virtual Data Journalism Boot Camp.

Description

Established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert to provide rural reporters with the skills that will help them uncover stories that otherwise would not come to light. The fellowship is offered in conjunction with The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

The deadline is rolling for applications.

Apply online

Who is eligible?

U.S.-based professional journalists who work outside of a metro area (with a core urban population of 50,000 or more) for a newspaper with a circulation fewer than 40,000, a television station outside of the top 100 Nielsen markets or a radio or online news organization with a record of covering rural areas. Students are not eligible.

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,100 value)

Required application materials:

  • LinkedIn page or link to resume
  • Links to two clips showcasing investigative work
  • Letter of support from supervisor/appropriate person to attend the training. Letter should include why you are deserving of a scholarship to receive this training.
  • Explain a data story to tackle after bootcamp
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