SPJ Rio Grande Offers Scholarships To IRE CAR Bootcamp

In a continued effort to improve the state of journalism in New Mexico and West Texas—and to serve our members—the Rio Grande Chapter of SPJ is offering scholarships for two journalists to attend the IRE CAR bootcamp in Columbia, Missouri on August 6-10, 2017. We will reimburse successful applicants for airfare/travel, meals, five nights of lodging, and the CAR bootcamp fee, up to $2,500, once the training has been completed.  

To apply for the scholarship, you must be an SPJ member. To join online, visit: https://www.spj.org/join.asp

To read more about the bootcamp, visit: http://ire.org/events-and-training/boot-camps/car/

In fewer than 600 words, let us know:
-Who you are and where you work (or where your work is published) and how attending the bootcamp will improve your reporting
-How you’ll give back to your community of journalists and in New Mexico and West Texas and share what you’ve learned
-Your SPJ member number
Please also provide a letter of support from your editor or news director. Or, if you’re a freelancer, a letter of support from an editor who works with you often and knows you well.

Border Rights Training For Journalists – Sign Up Now!

Can U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents really seize and go through your phones and other devices at an international border crossing? What about at the U.S. Border Patrol inland checkpoints along roads in southern New Mexico and west Texas? Or at other locations within the 100-mile zone along the U.S./Mexico border where you might encounter agents while doing your job? What are your rights to photograph and/or record CBP and Border Patrol operations? Recent changes in Washington mean journalists should learn about these issues and how to protect themselves and their sources.

SPJ Rio Grande To Host Border Training In Las Cruces

Can U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents really seize and go through your phones and other devices at an international border crossing? What about at the U.S. Border Patrol inland checkpoints along roads in southern New Mexico and west Texas? Or at other locations within the 100-mile zone along the U.S./Mexico border where you might encounter agents while doing your job? What are your rights to photograph and/or record CBP and Border Patrol operations? Recent changes in Washington mean journalists should learn about these issues and how to protect themselves and their sources.