Two TV Newsrooms Selected For Free Total Newsroom Training

Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training in the coming year through Investigative Reporters & Editor’s Total Newsroom Training program (TNT), with two television stations among them — WCSC Charleston, S.C., and WSAW-WZAW Wausau, Wis., both owned by Gray Television.

TNT provides two days of intensive, in-house training for small and medium-size newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the seventh year IRE has offered the free program, which is supported through a grant.

TNT newsroom training is customized and includes two days of sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis.

The newsrooms were chosen from more than 35 applications this year.

“Small and medium newsrooms can face challenges in producing watchdog stories with a real bite,” IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix said. “We’re thrilled that 10 more newsrooms across the country will receive TNT training to sharpen their investigative skills. Communities across America are hungry for stories that make a difference.”

The winning newsrooms in addition to the TV stations:


CalMatters, Sacramento, Calif.

Indiana Public Broadcasting News, Indianapolis

LNP Media Group, Lancaster, Pa.

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, Hallowell, Maine

Napa Valley Register, Napa, Calif.

Naples Daily News/News-Press, Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.

The News & Observer/The Herald-Sun, Raleigh, N.C.

VTDigger, Montpelier, Vt.

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