IRP News

  • IRP Fellows Trudy Rubin and Alexis Okeowo Named Pulitzer Prize Finalists

    In April 2017, two former IRP fellows were cited as Pulitzer Prize finalists. Trudy Rubin, a 2001 and 2010 IRP fellow to Brazil and China, respectively, was cited as a finalist for commentary. Alexis Okeowo, a 2012 fellow to Nigeria, was also named a finalist for her work as part of a National Geographic team in the category of explanatory reporting. We congratulate these two former fellows for their hard work and contributions to journalism. 

  • A Quiet Defiance: Women Resisting Jihad in Mali Exhibit at Princeton University

    "Women Resisting Jihad in Mali," an exhibition of photographic works by Katie Orlinsky depicting women in central Mali and highlighting the vibrant culture that resisted the al- Qaida jihadist effort to impose sharia, will be on view Dec. 16, 2016-Jan. 26, 2017, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall.

  • Two Former IRP Fellows Read from Their New Books on Nov. 7th in Washington DC

    On Monday November 7, former IRP Fellows Vanessa Hua and Tom Clynes  read from their new books at Kramerbooks & Afterwards Café in Washington. Hua and Clynes were IRP Fellows in 2002 and Hua also traveled on the IRP trip to Ecuador in 2015. Hua’s new collection of stories is entitled “Deceit And Other Possibilities.” Clynes is the author of “The Boy who Played with Fusion.”

  • Azmat Khan Named 2017 New America Future of War Fellow

    Azmat Khan, a 2015 IRP Fellow to Pakistan and a participant on the 2014 IRP trip to Brazil, was named a 2017 New America Future of War Fellow.” She will investigate US counterterrorism detention practices.

  • Four Former IRP Fellows Win Pulitzer Prizes or Cited as Finalists!

    In April 2016, four former IRP Fellows were awarded Pulitzer Prizes or were cited as finalists. Kathryn Schulz, a 2004 IRP Fellow, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Joby Warrick, a 2009 IRP Fellow, was awarded the Pulitzer in general nonfiction for his book, “Black Flags: The rise of ISIS.” Pulitzer finalists included Jessica Silver-Greenberg, a 2009 IRP Fellow, for her work as part of a New York Times team in the category of investigative reporting, and Colin Woodard, a 1999 IRP Fellow, in the category of explanatory reporting for his work at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

  • IRP Fellows Win Awards in 2016 Religion News Association Contest

    Rob Chaney Places First for Small-Sized Newspapers, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Second for Magazine News Rob Chaney, a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP) in 2015, has been awarded first place for the Cassels Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting—Small Newspapers in the 2016 contest of the Religion News Association (RNA) for his reporting in Nepal. The RNA is an association that offers training and tools to help journalists write about religion in the media Chaney, a reporter for the Missoulian newspaper in Montana, wrote about the surprising link between Nepal and Montana. Over the course of 20 days in October 2015,...

  • The International Reporting Project (IRP) Moves to New America

    In August, the International Reporting Project joined the think tank’s headquarters in Washington. The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce that it has moved to New America, a nonpartisan think tank with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and California. “We're proud to call New America our new home,” said John Schidlovsky, founding director of IRP. “We believe this move will strengthen our existing fellowship programs while also opening up new opportunities for international coverage.” New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing politics,...

  • IRP Fellow Wins 2015 United Nations Correspondents Association Award

    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) for his reporting on conflict and religion in the Central African Republic. He was also named the recipient of the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize for written media. Moran, an independent correspondent for Al Jazeera America, reported on the ongoing conflict between Christians and Muslims, as well as other rebel groups in the Central African Republic. Moran's series, published in December 2014, reveals that the country's conflict is far from over, despite efforts by local...

  • 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 diarrhea according to the department of health. As of 2006 approximately 75% of households have access to sanitation according to the government but increase in sanitation and clean water access has been outpaced by the country's growth in population according to the government of the Philippines. The slums of Manila are one of the most densely populated areas in the world....

  • 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 honor to be included in such a prestigious list alongside such accomplished entrepreneurs. I've been incredibly fortunate to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were with mentors, supporters and clients who've partnered to help me accomplish what I have. Also to go through a number of projects with success and failure in equal measure but take...