On the Road : September 2011

IRE looks to hire new training director

Training Director Doug Haddix has accepted a position at the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University. He has served as one of two IRE training directors for the past three years, helping plan conferences and leading dozens of training sessions. Haddix also edited The IRE Journal, IRE’s award-winning, quarterly magazine on investigative reporting techniques and trends.

IRE plans to hire a new training director. If you’re interested in the position contact Executive Director Mark Horvit at mhorvit@ire.org. The candidate will join a strong organization with a more than 35-year commitment to improving ...

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Live chat with Charles Lewis, executive editor Investigative Reporting Workshop

Mark your calendars: Charles Lewis, executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication, will chat live at the Reynolds Center’s BusinessJournalism.org at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) on Sept. 27.

This hour-long conversation will cover investigative journalism and how to turn reporting into a book project.

Lewis was the founder of the Center for Public Integrity. He also helped create theInvestigative News Network in 2009. The network has grown to a 60 member nonprofit news organizations.

Here’s more information on Lewis and the free chat.

Back to school with data and documents

By Kyle Deas
Graduate student, University of Missouri

It’s that time of year again: the school supply aisles at your local stores are crammed with people; the summer heat is giving its last dying gasps; and education beat reporters across the country are being asked, for the second or fifth or fifteenth time, to write a back-to-school story.

Don’t despair. Whether you cover your local elementary school or a behemoth public university, IRE has ways for you to approach this year’s story from a different angle.

1. Follow the Money

Taxpayer money funds public education, but often ...

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