Apply: IRE Journalist of Color Reporting Fellowship


The year-long program is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative reporting, and includes mentorship, registration for #NICAR22 and #IRE22 conferences, a 2022 data bootcamp, IRE membership and access to data services.

Fellows will continue to work for their respective company. Independent journalists are encouraged to apply!

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.

Who is eligible?
–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.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 11. Learn more and meet the current fellows.

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