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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.

Send your letter to laura.paskus@gmail.com, cjproctor74@gmail.com, and heath@haussamen.com by May 20.

We’ll announce the two winners by June 1.

A few notes:

– Your SPJ membership must be current as of May 20, 2017. This scholarship opportunity is for members only. If you need to renew, you can do so online: http://www.spj.org/join.asp

-Rio Grande Chapter board members are not eligible to apply

-This scholarship is made possible through funding from the Thornburg Foundation.\

IRE seeks training director

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is seeking a new Training Director. IRE’s training directors lead regional workshops, provide customized training in newsrooms large and small, and play an integral role in our conferences.The position offers the opportunity for travel and allows you to work from home.
As an IRE trainer:
* You meet and work with journalists throughout the country and the world.
* You’ll be immersed in a work that is immensely rewarding and builds connections throughout the industry.
* You’ll have direct impact in newsrooms and communities by providing tools and training that leads to better watchdog coverage
* You join a strong organization with a vitally important mission.
* You can work from home, wherever that is.
We’re looking for journalists with a mix of skills, a desire to teach and a commitment to improving investigative reporting and watchdog journalism. Applicants should have journalism experience and some computer-assisted reporting skills. Teaching/training experience is preferred. Editing experience is a plus, as is more advanced CAR ability. The desire to learn new skills — and help others learn those skills — is essential.
If you’re interested in the position or want to learn more, contact IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit at 573-882-1984 or mhorvit@ire.org.