Training Director (Investigative Reporters and Editors)

If you're interested in a career that gives you the chance to have tremendous impact in newsrooms worldwide, that is immensely rewarding, that offers the opportunity for travel and that allows you to work from home, we've got the job for you.

Investigative Reporters and Editors is adding a new Training Director position. You will join a strong organization with a more than 35-year commitment to improving journalism internationally by providing training and resources. IRE's training directors lead regional workshops, provide customized training in newsrooms large and small, develop online training and play an integral role in ...

Vote now for the 2015 NICAR T-shirt

NICAR received 21 submissions for its annual T-shirt contest, and voting is now open!

Voting will stay open for about two weeks, ending Sunday, Nov. 2 at midnight. The proposal with the most votes will be sold as a T-shirt at the upcoming CAR Conference, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Runners-up will be sold as laptop stickers. Votes will be tallied shortly after voting closes.

The designer of the winning T-shirt also gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store.

Visit the contest page to view the designs and vote.

Extra Extra Monday: Uneven assessments, National Guard misconduct, Chicago migration myth

Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By measure after measure, in cities, towns and villages across Wisconsin, property assessors are discounting uniformity and trampling on fairness, while officials with the state Department of Revenue do little to rectify the disparities, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has found.

In dozens of communities, 20% or more of residential property taxes are being paid by the wrong people, according to the Journal Sentinel's analysis of Department of Revenue records for each of the state's 1,852 municipalities. The analysis considered communities ...

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Web Producer (KPBS)

KPBS San Diego seeks a web producer with strong news judgment; excellent reporting, writing and editing skills; and exceptional online and social media talents. We're looking for someone to grow and diversify our audience with top-notch news coverage. 

Requires BA or equivalent and 2 years of experience in journalism. 

All applicants must apply online at: and include links to work samples, including a radio, TV or web story.

IRE Radio Podcast | Hazardous Health Care

It's not easy prying information out of hospitals and health departments. On our podcast this week we’ll hear from journalists who successfully negotiated for the data or documents they needed to fuel an investigation. Here’s the lineup:

  • Gary Dotson of the Belleville News-Democrat shares the paper’s 2012 story about the state’s failure to investigate after disabled adults living at home died from abuse or neglect.
  • Robin Fields of ProPublica explains how she successfully argued for data on dialysis facilities across the country.
  • Ellen Gabler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses “Deadly Delays,” an investigation that ...
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NECIR director freed after detainment in Russia

The executive director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting was detained in Russia Thursday "for allegedly illegally conducting a journalism workshop in St. Petersburg," according to the center’s website.

Joe Bergantino was kept for several hours along with University of South Carolina professor Randy Covington. The two men were teaching a journalism workshop to a group of 14 journalists in Russia that was supposed to last two days, NECIR wrote. The workshop was part of a grant to teach Russian journalists and was awarded to the university by the U.S. government.

The two men were not ...

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New York newspaper asks judge to force release of license plate data

The Democrat & Chronicle is fighting a county’s denial to provide license plate information about seven newspaper employees and a couple government-owned vehicles, the paper reports.

The Rochester, New York-based paper has reported that Monroe County is indiscriminately amassing license-plate information from high-speed cameras. During the summer, a reporter filed a Freedom of Information Law request to obtain the records about his own license plate and that of six colleagues and two government vehicles.

County officials denied the request because, they said, a release of the data could violate personal privacy or interfere with a law enforcement investigation. The paper ...

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Investigative Reporter (Times-Union Media)

Times-Union Media in Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking an Investigative Reporter with a proven record of holding officials accountable, digging into public records, getting past the spin and exposing wrongdoing.The right reporter will break down complicated topics and present them in easy to understand ways for a digital and print audience. We’re looking for candidates who have excelled on their beats – whether government, criminal justice or business – and who are looking to join an investigative team. Database experience is a plus.

Our investigative team does anything from helping add depth to daily breaking news to spending months examining complex ...