Deadline: 6 October 2022
Open to: U.S. journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience
Benefits: fully funded
The year-long program is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative skill-building. An underlying goal of the program is to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important. The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of IRE members and news organization sponsors.
- U.S. journalists of color who want to improve their investigative skills.
- Applicants should have at least three years of post-college work experience.
- Applicants should be currently working with a supportive news organization or working as an independent journalist.
- Applicants who can propose a well-developed project which would benefit from the training and mentoring the fellow would receive.
- Students are not eligible.
- One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
- Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,100 value)
- Bootcamp travel stipend ($1,000)
- Complimentary NICAR conference registration ($305 value)
- Complimentary NICAR conference hotel nights (up to 3 nights) ($720 value)
- NICAR conference travel stipend ($500)
- Complimentary IRE conference registration ($315 value)
- Complimentary IRE conference hotel nights (up to 3 nights) ($750 value)
- IRE conference travel stipend ($500)
- Complimentary IRE Data Services (up to 12 hours) ($1,200 value)
HOW TO APPLY?
Apply through the online application form with the following materials:
- LinkedIn page or link to resume
- Links to two clips showcasing investigative work
- Description of project to be tackled during the fellowship (calendar year)
- Letter of support from supervisor/management stating the newsroom/management will allow the fellow time to work on the project and time to attend all required IRE trainings included in the fellowship. The letter should also serve as a recommendation letter. Independent journalists, a letter of recommendation is required.
For further information, please visit the official website.