IRE News : October 2009

Fresh tip sheets in the Resource Center

Several new tip sheets are available in the Resource Center from recent Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshops. Topics include tracking federal stimulus money, analyzing Census data, obtaining public records and honing interview skills. For the newest tip sheets, search for "ethnic media" and restrict the year to 2009. IRE members can download tip sheets at no cost. Read highlights from the workshops on the IRE on the road blog.

Philip Meyer Award - Call for Entries

It's once again time to apply for the Philip Meyer Award. Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer's pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities and other social science tools in creative ways that lead to journalism vital to the community. (To learn more, listen to "Precision Journalism: Where we've come from and where we're going," a panel discussion between Phil Meyer and Steve Doig on the history and future of precision journalism at the 2008 IRE Conference ... Read more ...