Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Winners Announced in Freelance Fellowship Competition

Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Winners Announced in Freelance Fellowship Competition

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Projects investigating medical centers, government corruption and immigration law have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. The winners of the 2015 competition are:

* Emma Jacobs (first place) is a Philadelphia-area radio and television journalist. Her project will examine a law firm specializing in immigration law and the impact of its work on families trying to obey U.S. immigration laws. Jacobs earned a degree from Columbia University in Francophone Studies.

* Sarah Angle (second place) is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Angle will study a local government medical center, which is home at any given time to about 1,300 women convicted of federal crimes. Since opening in 1994, the center has been the site of deaths allegedly arising from abuse and neglect. Angle earned journalism degrees from Southern Illinois University and Texas Christian University. …

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