IRE News : April 2010

IRE Board of Directors Elections

The filing period has begun for those planning to run for the IRE Board of Directors. Seven seats on the 13-member board are up for election. The election will be held at our annual conference in Las Vegas, on June 12. To see candidate statements click here. The IRE Board serves as the governing body of IRE and generally meets in person two times a year to discuss and vote on IRE business. One of the meetings is at the annual IRE Conference in June. The board periodically has conference calls. Directors serve on committees and task forces made up ... Read more ...

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller to deliver keynote at IRE Conference

Learn from many of the best journalists in the business at the IRE conference, June 10-13. The growing list of speakers includes, James Risen and Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times, Brian Ross of ABC News, Byron Pitts and Ira Rosen of 60 Minutes, Leonard Downie Jr. of The Washington Post and many more. Showcase panelists include Julian Assange of Wikileaks and Valerie Plame Wilson, who will provide a different perspective on anonymous sources. Our keynote address will be delivered by Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio and former senior vice president and general manager of ... Read more ...

Several IRE Members win Pulitzers for investigative work

Congratulations to several IRE members who won Pulitzer Prizes today. Daniel Gilbert, who won the Public Service Pulitzer, also won an IRE Award this year. The Pulitzer committee wrote that Gilbert’s work illuminated "the murky mismanagement of natural-gas royalties owed to thousands of land owners in southwest Virginia, spurring remedial action by state lawmakers." Gilbert, a reporter at the Bristol Herald Courier, is also a recent graduate of one of IRE’s computer-assisted reporting boot camps, having taken the weeklong course in August. His exhaustive reporting for the prize-winning entry included building his own database. "It’s exciting for ... Read more ...

Resources for covering the West Virginia mining disaster

Just a quick reminder that IRE and NICAR have resources available to assist in covering the fatal explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.   A list of links and resources can be found in our Breaking News archive.  Contact the Resource Center (573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org) or the Database Library (573-884-7711) for additional assistance.