IRE Conference Blog

Gannett creates Tumblr for coverage of the IRE Conference

Gannett sent a stable of journalists to the IRE Conference last week in San Antonio and put many of them to work blogging about reporting tips, tools and ongoing issues in investigative reporting like the situation for journalists in Mexico. 

Gannett reporters posted writeups about sessions, links to helpful tools and and documents and data online, as well as photos and videos taken at the conference. Here's a few snapshots from their blog:

  • Coordinating an investigative team
    Managers must set expectations and hold employees accountable for their work, but must also be human. Read more ...
  • Hidden Cameras
    Friday afternoon, a standing room only crowd of IRE members filled Salon J to learn how to “do it right.” Hidden cameras can be a tricky subject, but journalists Joel Grover (Investigative Reporter, KNBC), Cindi Galli (Producer, ABC News Brian Ross Unit) and Robert Powell (Supervising Investigating Producer, The Today Show) shared some of the knowledge they’ve gained after years of investigative reporting. Read more ...
  • Producing killer profiles in the instant news cycle
    In a few words, it is easier but also harder to profile someone in this era of instant information. You can find information but it can be difficult to verify its veracity. Or what started out as a seemingly promising lead, can easily turn into social media rumor. Read more ...

You can read the full Gannett IRE 2013 Tumblr here.

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