IRE News : August 2008
By Julie Karceski NICAR Data Analyst
One year later, and we’re back where we started.
The one-year anniversary of the Minnesota bridge collapse, Aug. 1, sparked a flurry of articles -- more than 100 in the anniversary week -- reflecting on the event. Many revealed that bridges in certain states are in worse condition now than one year ago.
Newspapers across the country published stories with updates on the victims and investigations into what caused the collapse. Many journalists also put a local angle on the anniversary by investigating bridges in their own communities and bringing public safety into question ...Read more ...
IRE is partnering on two upcoming training sessions next month that focus on two key areas of beat coverage: business and health.
We'll be in New York City on Sept. 20-21 co-hosting an Investigative Reporting on Business and Finance Conference. A stellar line-up of journalists will cover a wide range of topics from the foreclosure crisis to uncovering tax scandals and corporate wrongdoing. We'll also offer a series of hands-on computer-assisted reporting sessions covering spreadsheets and databases. Among the panelists are reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Donald W. Reynolds ...Read more ...