Learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate that information into stories. These boot camps are offered several times each year. In addition, NICAR provides followup help when participants return to their organizations.
The responsibilities of the Investigative Researcher (IR) position fall into four broad categories: information retrieval, interviewing, analysis and report writing.
The IR should be expert in the collection of information on companies, individuals and other topics from a wide range of online and print information resources including:
media sources (e.g. Nexis, Factiva, Bloomberg, etc.); SEC filings; records of criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings in the 50 US states; real property records, corporate filings and other US and foreign public records and information sources. Must have own subscriptions to pertinent databases.
"The Balitmore Sun reports that over the past year and a half, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services paid $40,000 of taxpayer money to send youths in foster care to a private Christian school in Philadelphia where they have obtained a high school diploma in one day."
This holiday season you can help your audience make sure that the charities they're supporting are spending donated money wisely. The Center for Investigative Reporting has posted a guide, and CIR reporter Kendall Taggart, along with Tampa Bay Times reporter Kris Hundley, put together a great tip sheet for IRE's 2013 conference that's available here to IRE members. For even more resources on investigating nonprofits, including tip sheets and examples of stories others have done, check out our Story Pack on the topic.
WISH-TV is seeking an aggressive investigative reporter to join our growing I-Team.
We are searching for someone who has experience uncovering investigative stories that affect people’s lives.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have at least three years experience as an investigative reporter
- Generate strong story ideas
- Possess a strong work ethic
- Be an excellent team player
- Cultivate great sources
- Ask tough questions
- Working knowledge of CAR techniques
- Ability to handle multiple projects
- Familiarity with public records laws and requests
And most importantly….
Tell compelling stories
You must be able to turn investigative stories on a regular basis and not just ...
On Dec. 9th at 10:00 a.m. CST, IRE will host another live Google+ Hangout with Ellen Gabler and Allan J. Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Watchdog team. Tune in as we learn about their Deadly Delays series on processing failures in newborn screening programs. Topics for discussion will include how the team uncovered delayed testing and how other news teams can use the information to begin their own investigations.
After the broadcast, the recorded Hangout will be posted to ire.org. Please visit our Hangouts page to view previous sessions on investigating America's worst charities ...
"Despite the "urgent medical correction letter" posted at FDA.gov a trainer for B. Braun, the German manufacturer that produced the recalled morphine drip machine, came to the Seattle VA to teach nurses how to use the machine. According to the nurses, the trainer told them that a correction was coming soon for the device’s breakable plastic clip, but it was safe to use the machines until they were repaired."
Research Assistant/Research Associate Professor (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University)
Research Assistant/Research Associate Professor (Faculty)
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University/Syracuse, New York
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University is searching for an experienced reporter/investigator for a research faculty position at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York. TRAC strives to improve the ability of the American people to independently assess the fairness and effectiveness of the federal government. In this position, the successful candidate would have a range of different responsibilities including helping in the collection, compilation, and analysis of ...