Deadline: October 5, 2023
Applications are open for the IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2024. 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.
- One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
- Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,100 value)
- Bootcamp travel stipend ($1,000)
- Complimentary NICAR conference registration ($300 value)
- Complimentary NICAR conference hotel nights (up to 4 nights) ($1,240 value)
- NICAR conference travel stipend ($500)
- Complimentary IRE conference registration ($325 value)
- Complimentary IRE conference hotel nights (up to 4 nights) ($920 value)
- IRE conference travel stipend ($500)
- Complimentary IRE Data Services (up to 12 hours) ($1,200 value)
- Open to 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.
Required application materials include:
- 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 more information, visit IRE.