IRE News : April 2011

Absentee voting begins for IRE Board election!

Six seats on the 13-member IRE Board of Directors are up for election. The election will be held June 11 at the IRE annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Nine members have declared their candidacy in time to be put on the Absentee Ballots. You may view their statements here. For more information on absentee guidelines and other IRE Board elections procedures, including deadlines, visit the elections procedures page.

Six seats up for election on the IRE Board - Deadline to file and appear on absentee ballots is April 26

The filing period has begun for those planning to run for the IRE Board of Directors. Six seats on the 13-member board are up for election. The election will be held June 11 at the IRE annual conference in Orlando, Fla. The IRE Board serves as the governing body of IRE and generally meets in person twice 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 of board members and appointed non-board IRE ... Read more ...

Free webinar to IRE members: Investigating aviation safety

From plane parts cracking to air traffic controllers snoozing, there's plenty to investigate in the aviation industry. Join NPR's Robert Benincasa to learn about tools that can help you better cover the ever-growing issues in the sky. Learn how to expore the web to track down an aircraft's history, problems with particular aircraft models and much more. This webinar is free to IRE members and will begin April 19 at 3 p.m. (Eastern), 2 p.m. (Central), 1 p.m. (Mountain) and 12 p.m. (Pacific). Benicasa will highlight the FAA's Air Traffic Activity System ... Read more ...

2010 IRE Award winners announced

Investigations that found financial mismanagement and fraud in business and industry, cover-ups of lethal products, and failure of government to protect the public are among the works honored in the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.

This year, there were two recipients of the top prize: the IRE Medal. The Los Angeles Times uncovered a story of incredible greed in one of California’s poorest towns, Bell, in “Breach of Faith.” The Times revealed how residents’ tax money was going toward outlandish salaries for some city employees, while others were getting laid off and services were being cut. The series ...

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IRE Toronto workshop postponed

Due to national elections being called in Canada, the IRE Better Watchdog Workshop originally scheduled for April 30-May 1 in Toronto has been postponed. IRE will reschedule the workshop. Stay tuned for a new date and further details.