The International Reporting Project (IRP) provides opportunities for journalists to report internationally on critical issues that are under covered in the news media.

The program was created in 1998, making it a pioneer in the nonprofit journalism movement that seeks to fill the gap left by much of the mainstream media's reduction of international news. The IRP has provided opportunities to more than 500 journalists to report from more than 100 countries and produce award-winning stories. In 2016, IRP moved its headquarters to New America, a nonpartisan research institution with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and California.

IRP News

  • IRP Fellow Wins 2015 United Nations Correspondents Association Award

    Benedict Moran Awarded UNCA Gold Medal for Reporting on Conflict in the Central African Republic Benedict Moran, a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP) in 2014 and 2015, has been awarded the Gold Medal from the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA)...

  • Sarah Jones Recognized in Moscow Foto Awards

    Entry Title: "SidSid" Name: Sarah Jones, United States  Category: Professional Entry Description: Sidsid, approximately 2 years old according to neighbors. The second leading cause of death in the Philippines is water borne disease such as...

  • Mark Kaigwa Named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Young Africa Entrepreneurs

    Mark Kaiga, a creative director, filmmaker, digital marketer and entrepreneur, has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Best Young African Entrepreneurs. Kaigwa is currently reporting on child survival in India on an IRP trip. Kaigwa comments, "It's truly an...

  • Tara McKelvey Named Shorenstein Center Fellow

    Tara McKelvey has been named a fall 2012 Shorenstein Center Fellow at Harvard University. McKelvey will spend her fellowship writing about the relationship between the media and U.S. covert operations. More about the program: "The Shorenstein Center Fellowship Program...

IRP Events

  • Reporting on Religion: October 15, 2013

    This event is currently at capacity. RSVPs are no longer being accepted. On Tuesday, October 15, from 12 pm to 2 pm, the 2013 U.S. Fellows on Global Religion Reporting will discuss their IRP trips. • Liana Aghajanian will report...

  • Reporting on Religion

    On Tuesday, November 13, from 12 pm to 2 pm, the 2012 fall IRP Fellows will discuss their international reporting trips. Emily Brennan, news assistant for The New York Times, covered churches and adoption in Haiti. Kimberly Burge, freelance journalist,...

  • Film Screening: “Baseball in the Time of Cholera”

    Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion of Baseball in the Time of Cholera on Wednesday, July 18, at 5 pm. IRP will be co-sponsoring the event with the International Law and Organizations Program at SAIS and the Institute...

  • IRP Fellows Report on Global Health Successes and Failures

    Join five IRP journalists as they share the results of their five-week global health reporting projects at a lunch discussion. The IRP Fellows are returning from India, Morocco, Myanmar & Thailand, Papua New Guinea and South Sudan, and they will...