IRP News

  • IRP Fellow Receives Honor for Fellowship Photo

    The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has selected a picture taken by David Rochkind during his 2008 IRP Fellowship to South Africa as an honorable mention in their 2009 Best of Photojournalism contest. The contest is one of the largest and most prestigious photo journalism contests in the world. The selected image was one of a series of photographs taken by Rochkind depicting the impact of Tuberculosis (TB) in the South African gold mining communities. The photographs from Rochkind’s 2008 IRP Fellowship are on display as part of a photography exhibition at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars based in...

  • IRP Fellow Evan Ratliff nominated for 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

    2004 IRP Fellow Evan Ratliff of Wired, is one of three IRP Fellows in the running for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. The Livingstons, the nation's largest all-media, general reporting prizes, award three $10,000 prizes for local, national, and international reporting to journalists under the age of 35. The other IRP nominees are Ruxandra Guidi, 2008 IRP Fellow, BBC/PRI's "The World" and Vanessa Gezari, 2007 IRP Fellow, The Washington Post Magazine. Click here to read the full list.  

  • IRP Fellow Ruxandra Guidi nominated for 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

    2008 IRP Fellow Ruxandra Guidi of BBC/PRI's "The World", is one of three IRP Fellows in the running for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. The Livingstons, the nation's largest all-media, general reporting prizes, award three $10,000 prizes for local, national, and international reporting to journalists under the age of 35. The other IRP nominees are Vanessa Gezari, 2007 IRP Fellow, The Washington Post Magazine and Evan Ratliff, 2004 IRP Fellow, Wired. Click here to read the full list.  

  • IRP Fellow Vanessa Gezari nominated for 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

    2007 IRP Fellow Vanessa Gezari of The Washington Post Magazine, is one of three IRP Fellows in the running for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. The Livingstons, the nation's largest all-media, general reporting prizes, award three $10,000 prizes for local, national, and international reporting to journalists under the age of 35. The other IRP nominees are Ruxandra Guidi, 2008 IRP Fellow, BBC/PRI's "The World" and Evan Ratliff, 2004 IRP Fellow, Wired. Click here to read the full list.  

  • IRP Fellow Portland’s Best Author for 2009

    The readers of the Portland Phoenix have voted IRP Fellow Colin Woodard as Portland's Best Author for 2009. A native of Maine, Woodard has reported from fifty foreign countries and six continents. The author and award-winning journalist traveled to Micronesia/Marshall Islands during his 1999 IRP Fellowship.  

  • IRP Fellow Barry Simmons award winner at 2008 Nashville Film Festival

    IRP Fellow Barry Simmons wins Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and NPT Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival for his documentary film, "Sons of Lwala," which he began working on during his 2006 IRP Fellowship.  

  • IRP Fellow Yoruba Richen receives Fulbright Fellowship

    In 2007 IRP Fellow Yoruba Richen, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in film making to travel to Salvador, Brazil where she began production of "Sisters of the Good Death" - a documentary uncovering the origins of the oldest African women's association in the Americas and the annual festival the hold celebrating the end of slavery.  

  • IRP Fellow Joshua Benton receives 2007-2008 Nieman Fellowship

    IRP Fellow Joshua Benton was one of 30 U.S. and international journalists named to the 70th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University. Benton a staff reporter at the Dallas Morning News will explore the impact of school rating systems, like the No Child Left Behind, and their impact on classroom instruction and the effects they can have on the way schools operate. Established in 1938, the Nieman program is the oldest midcareer fellowship for journalists in the world. The fellowships are awarded to working journalists of accomplishment and promise for an academic year of study at the university.  

  • IRP Fellow Shayla Harris receives George Foster Peabody Award

    Spring 2003 IRP Fellow Shayla Harris received the George Foster Peabody Award for "The Education of Ms. Groves," an hour-long documentary about a first-year teacher at a tough urban middle school in Atlanta, Georgia. The documentary aired on Dateline NBC in August 2006. Harris spent a full school year following English teacher Monica Groves and her sixth grade class at Jean Childs Young Middle School. Groves works as part of the "Teach for America" program which recruits college graduates to teach in low-income communities. The documentary production team consisted of correspondent Hoda Kotb and co-producers Izhar Harpaz and Harris, who shot most...

  • IRP Fellow Matt O’Neill receives Overseas Press Club Award

    Spring 2004 IRP Fellow Matthew O'Neill and his HBO documentary "Baghdad ER" received the Overseas Press Club's Carl Spielvogel Award for best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition. O'Neill shares the award with co-director Jon Alpert from Downtown Community Television Center. "This extraordinary piece of cinema verité puts flesh and blood on the grim casualty statistics of the Iraq War. By following wounded American soldiers and Iraqi civilians as they are brought into the 86th Combat Support Hospital for treatment, it depicts, without editorializing, the horror of war and the...