IRE News : August 2009

Students: Join now for resources to help you all semester

Now is the time for college and university students to take advantage of the special student rate that allows you to join IRE and take advantage of all of the member-only resources we offer. For only $25 a year, you’ll get access to more than 3,000 tip sheets that can give you a quick roadmap to covering a new beat or tackling a story for any campus news outlet or course. You’ll also have access to more than 25,000 stories in our library, most of which have an accompanying questionnaire in which the reporter details how ... Read more ...

2009 Fellowship Awards for Freelance Investigative Journalists

During an era when freelance investigative journalism is more vital than ever, IRE has awarded its second year of grants to freelancers. This year, IRE distributed $3,000 from the endowed fellowship fund. A panel of three judges, all experienced investigative reporters who freelance, reviewed applications and selected the fellows. The 2009 IRE Freelance Investigative Journalism Fellows, each of whom received a $1,000 award, are: Jonathan Jones and Anna Sussman, founders of backpackjournalist.org, a collaborative international professional reporting project intended to generate stories of global interest from countries in the African Great Lakes region and the Great Rift ... Read more ...