This year-long program through Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) 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.
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.