IRE News : September 2011

2012 Campus Coverage Project – Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 30

Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide for the 2012 Campus Coverage Project.  Apply online at www.ire.org/campus. The deadline for applications is this Friday, Sept. 30.

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching the third year of a program that shares investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate. In the program’s first two years students from more than 60 campuses nationwide won scholarships to attend.  The ...

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Doctor data closed by federal government available through journalism groups’ efforts

As part of an effort by three journalism organizations to maintain public access to an important database of physician discipline records, that data is now being made available free of charge through the IRE website.

Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association of Health Care Journalists and theSociety of Professional Journalists have protested the government’s decision to cut off access to The National Practitioner Data Bank, which has been used by reporters for many years to investigate issues involving lax oversight of physicians. The version of the data that has traditionally been publicly available does not identify doctors, but ...

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Apply for the Philip Meyer Journalism Award

Teachers not making the grade. Under reported cases of sexual assault and other crimes on college campuses nationwide. Immigrant’s impact on the economy.

Journalists from all over the country dug deep to uncover these stories last year with work that won the Philip Meyer Journalism Award. The award recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities and other social science tools in creative ways that lead to journalism vital to the community.

The postmark deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.

Three awards are given annually:

  • $500 — 1st place
  • $300 — 2nd place
  • $200 — 3rd place

Established in 2005, the awards were created ...

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