IRE News : May 2011

Special screening of PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times at IRE 2011

IRE will host a special advance screening of the acclaimed new documentary from Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media, PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times, at its 2011 Conference in Orlando. The screening, with writer-director Andrew Rossi and Participant Media’s EVP of Documentary Films Diane Weyermann in attendance, will take place Friday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Oceans 2 Ballroom, with a pre-screening cocktail reception to take place in the area just adjacent to the Oceans 2 Ballroom. The screening is scheduled to follow a panel featuring the film ... Read more ...

Hotel deadline ends Friday, registration Monday for the 2011 IRE Conference in Orlando

Registration for the 2011 IRE Conference ends Monday at 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time) and Friday is the last day to book a hotel room at the discounted rate. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld. The discounted room rate is available until Friday, May 20, or until our room block is full (whichever comes first.) Conference room rate is $169 plus tax, which is currently at 12.5% (single/double). All conference attendees staying at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld will receive complimentary internet access in their guest rooms during their stay.  This is ... Read more ...

Leaked documents, weighing risks and funding investigative journalism highlight conference schedule

More than 250 journalists, lawyers, information specialists and other experts will discuss investigative journalism techniques, ethics and more at the 2011 IRE Conference in Orlando. The evolution in the relationship between journalists and sources who leak documents will be explored in a showcase panel including New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, Jan-Michael Ihl of the newly formed OpenLeaks, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and more. The question of when the risk outweighs the story — and how to make that call — will be the focus of a showcase session featuring David Rohde of The ... Read more ...

Hotel deadline extended for Orlando conference

IRE has worked with the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World to extend the deadline to receive a discounted rate on rooms. Conference attendees have until May 20 to book a room at the discounted rate, or until our room block is full (whichever comes first). The room block has sold out prior to the final day to make reservations in past years. The conference room rate is $169 plus tax, which is currently at 12.5% (single/double). All conference attendees staying at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld will receive complimentary internet access in their guest rooms during their stay ... Read more ...

Need advice to finish that project? Sign up for IRE's Mentor program

Update: Deadline to sign up for a mentor has been extended to May 23. Get the most out of the IRE conference by signing up for a mentor. Since IRE was founded, our members have trained and taught their fellow journalists innovative skills to perform great journalism.  IRE's mentor program at the 2011 Conference in Orlando follows in that tradition by pairing up journalists with more experienced veterans of the field.  These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging stories or followup ideas. IRE will pair you up with a mentor and contact information is provided to ... Read more ...

IRE Biloxi workshop postponed

Due to the recent extreme weather conditions that have hit the Southern portion of the United States, the IRE Better Watchdog Workshop originally scheduled for May 13  in Biloxi, Miss., has been postponed. IRE will reschedule the workshop. Stay tuned for a new date and further details.