Sharing this information, from Investigative Reporters and Editors Executive Director Mark Horvit:
Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide
for the 2012 Campus Coverage Project.
IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student
Press Law Center, is launching the third year of a program that shares
investigative reporting skills with college and university students
that they can apply to covering campus issues.
Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to
participate. In the program’s first two years students from more than
60 campuses nationwide won scholarships to attend.
The centerpiece of this program will be a national workshop from Jan.
5-8, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions at the
workshop will focus on specific campus-coverage issues and overall
reporting techniques and skills. Travel and lodging expenses will be
covered, thanks to a grant from the Lumina Foundation. Additional
training opportunities will be provided throughout the year.
We’re asking your help in getting the word out to qualified students
— those with experience reporting for campus-related news outlets who
have at least one year of coursework remaining. Attached is a flier
that we hope you can post and distribute. Students can apply online;
the deadline is Sept. 30.
For more information and an online application, go to www.ire.org/campus.