Join us in Atlanta this March and learn the data skills you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding. Early-bird registration ends Feb. 6.
IRE members are amazing.
Last year, we launched an effort to help students get access to our resources and events through a Student Sponsorship Program. We knew that many of you were aware of either sharp journalism students, or programs that produce them, and we asked you to help by sponsoring memberships for those students. Nearly 100 of you took part, and the results have been spectacular. Today we're launching a second drive to bring in more of those young journalists. Our philosophy is that the sooner we can expose them to IRE and our members, the more likely ...Read more ...
Many of us have read national stories about racial disparities in marijuana arrests. We wanted to tell our own readers what that looks like with local police departments and local people.
We found that the disparity not only exists in our area, but is much worse than disparities reported on the national and state level.
We had started working on stories independently. After we discovered that, our editors agreed to give us ...Read more ...
The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants for a Knight International Journalism Fellowship opening in Africa specializing in health and development journalism.
The Senior Knight Journalism Fellow will play a leading role in overseeing ICFJ’s African journalism initiative beginning in early 2015. The goal of the project is to catalyze news media to deliver ongoing, high-quality health and development news that engages audiences by harnessing digital tools.
We define audience engagement as measurable instances where citizens:
- Consume and interact with news
- Contribute to and co-create news
- Amplify the news by sharing it online and offline
- Act on news ...
The votes are in and the 2015 NICAR T-shirt has been selected!
The winner is a blue T-shirt with "I CODE LIKE A JOURNALIST." The winning design comes from defending champion Jeremy Bowers of The New York Times.
Lena Groeger of ProPublica came in second place with her design featuring locations of past NICAR conferences. You’ll be able to buy her design as a sticker.
Thanks ...Read more ...
IRE is proud to announce the 2014 Philip Meyer Award winners.
Three data-driven investigative reports were named today as winners of the 2014 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. The projects, using social science research methods, revealed how tens of billions of dollars were being used improperly by the Medicare Advantage system; discovered that temporary workers are increasingly being used to fill some of America’s dirtiest and more dangerous jobs with few, if any benefits; and exposed that government at all levels remains unable or unwilling to address the problem of rising sea levels while continuing to incentivize growth in those ...Read more ...
The United States is a world leader in incarceration, with more than 2 million people in prisons and jails. At the 2014 IRE Conference Barry Krisberg, a senior fellow at UC Berkeley Law School, discussed a handful of trends for journalists to follow in the coming year. Here are three to keep an eye on:
1. Lawsuits and conditions stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act
Every correctional facility is subject to the ADA, but officials are still figuring out how to comply with it. Journalists can keep tabs on the resulting lawsuits – cases Krisberg says will be a "slam ...Read more ...
Tom Akers and his consulting firm have enjoyed a long, lucrative relationship with Clark County.
Akers & Associates has a two-year, $227,500 county contract, the most recent in a line of business arrangements since 2007, when he was hired to teach small and disadvantaged businesses how to navigate the county’s procurement process and secure county contracts. Under Akers’ guidance, the county's program offers classes on fundamental business practices such as cash-flow management.
But while paying Akers to teach others how to run their businesses and work with the county, the county has sued its favored consultant over ...Read more ...
Global Integrity is hiring journalists to review transparency data in all 50 states. Peer Reviewers will play a key role in the data quality control process by carefully reading, vetting and fact-checking the information submitted by the Lead Researcher. Peer Reviewers are typically journalists, governance experts, or academics with specific expertise and deep knowledge of specific governance areas. They must have an excellent grasp of the state’s transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption mechanisms.
Peer Reviewers will provide substantive feedback on the indicators’ accuracy, relevance, and balance and must have substantive knowledge in a number of the below issue areas listed ...