IRE News : November 2010

2010 IRE Awards Call for Entries

It’s that time of year again – time to consider entering your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31, 2010. The postmark deadline for submissions is January 14, 2011. We are pleased to announce two new categories in the IRE Awards this year:
  • Partnership or Collaboration: Recognizing excellence in investigative reporting projects completed as a partnership or collaboration among various media entities.
  • Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism: Recognizing the ...
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The latest in IRE’s series of bilingual border workshops

The latest in IRE’s series of bilingual border workshops was a great success. Held in Laredo Nov. 12-13 in a historic hotel with a view of the Rio Grande river and the border itself, the event attracted about 50 journalists from Mexico and the United States, including about a dozen who also used the trip to cover the outbreaks of violence in Tamaulipas that led to the forced evacuation of the town of Ciudad Meir (less than an hour away). The panels, offered in English and Spanish, covered topics including border storytelling, coverage of the drug trade, and use ... Read more ...

New CAR contest for students

Four student journalists will be selected as winners in IRE's new student computer-assisted reporting contest. The winners will receive free registration to IRE's Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference on Feb. 24-27 in Raleigh, N.C.; three nights of lodging at the conference hotel; and a slot on a panel. The entry deadline is Jan. 28. The contest is sponsored by three John S. and James L. Knight chairs in journalism: Sarah Cohen, Duke University; Steve Doig, Arizona State University; and Brant Houston, University of Illinois. Entries can include: • Investigative stories published in any medium. • News applications. • Tools to help investigative ... Read more ...