Events and Training

IRE Mentoring

IRE thanks the Scripps Howard Foundation for its continued support of the mentoring program. We would also like to thank Jennifer LaFleur, of The Center for Investigative Reporting, and Philip Drechsler, of NBC4 Southern California, for their help organizing the program.

We also salute the dedicated IRE members who have volunteered to share their time and expertise as mentors.

One-on-One Mentoring

IRE's conferences offer an opportunity for in-depth, one-on-one coaching on data-driven investigative reporting techniques, news applications and tools. These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging projects or followup ideas and professional development. These sessions are not for job seekers; they are designed for teaching and sharing information.

IRE pairs those who signed up with a mentor, and contact information is provided to both mentors and those who want to be mentored. Mentors and mentees can then agree on a time and place to meet at the conference.

Mentees should bring examples of work and story ideas.


2014 IRE Mentors

  • Agustin Armendariz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Maud Beelman, The Dallas Morning News
  • Robert Benincasa, NPR
  • Greg Borowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee
  • Ziva Branstetter, Tulsa World
  • Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News
  • Matt Carroll, MIT Media Lab
  • Rose Ciotta, WIVB - Buffalo
  • Sarah Cohen, The New York Times
  • Michael Corey, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Cherill Crosby, Arizona Republic
  • Chris Davis, Tampa Bay Times
  • Aaron Diamant, WSB-Atlanta
  • John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Liam Dillon, Voice of San Diego
  • David Donald, The Center for Public Integrity
  • Andy Donohue, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Philip Drechsler, NBC4 Southern California
  • Steve Eckert, KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica
  • Keith Esparros, NBC4 Southern California
  • Will Evans, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette
  • Robin Fields, ProPublica
  • Jodie Fleischer, WSB-Atlanta
  • Jennifer Forsyth, The Wall Street Journal
  • Laura Frank, Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Scott Friedman, KXAS/NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica
  • Manny Garcia, Naples Daily News
  • Ted Gest, Criminal Justice Journalists
  • Jack Gillum, The Associated Press
  • Aaron Glantz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Matt Goldberg, NBC Bay Area
  • Mark Greenblatt, Scripps News, Washington Bureau
  • James Grimaldi, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ryann Grochowski Jones, ProPublica
  • Justine Guber, ESPN
  • Holly Hacker, The Dallas Morning News
  • Doug Haddix, Ohio State University
  • Andy Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica
  • Byron Harris, WFAA-Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Lorie Hearn, inewsource
  • Brad Heath, USA TODAY
  • Joel Hoffman, San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Brant Houston, University of Illinois
  • Danielle Ivory, The New York Times
  • Christina Jewett, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Corey Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • David Cay Johnston, IRE Board President
  • Kathleen Johnston, CNN
  • Coulter Jones, WNYC New York Public Radio
  • David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Mark Katches, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Brendan Keefe, WCPO-Cincinnati
  • Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Columbia College Chicago
  • Tony Kovaleski, NBC Bay Area
  • Daniel Lathrop, The Dallas Morning News
  • Paula Lavigne, ESPN
  • Megan Luther, IRE
  • Fred Mamoun, WNBC-New York
  • Dave Manoucheri, KCRA-Sacramento
  • Kate Martin, The News Tribune
  • Mike McGraw, Kansas City Public Television
  • Shawn McIntosh, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Josh Meyer, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative
  • Katharine Mieszkowski, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Michael Montgomery, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Blake Morrison, Reuters
  • Miranda Mulligan, Northwestern University Knight Lab
  • Jim Neff, The Seattle Times
  • Deborah Nelson, University of Maryland
  • Charles Ornstein, ProPublica
  • George Papajohn, Chicago Tribune
  • Doug Pardue, The Post and Courier
  • Eva Parks, KXAS/NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Cheryl Phillips, The Seattle Times
  • Duane Pohlman, WCMH/NBC4 Columbus
  • Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times
  • Russ Ptacek, WUSA9-Washington
  • Julie Putnam, NBC Bay Area
  • Amy Pyle, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Tasneem Raja, Mother Jones
  • Susanne Reber, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Jill Riepenhoff, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Sam Roe, Chicago Tribune
  • Liz Roldan, WFOR/CBS Miami
  • Robert Rosenthal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Susanne Rust, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Robert Salladay, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Rhonda Schwartz, ABC News
  • Adam Schweigert, Investigative News Network
  • Stephen Stock, NBC Bay Area
  • Andrew Sullivan, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program
  • Kendall Taggart, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • A.C. Thompson, ProPublica
  • Cheryl W. Thompson, The Washington Post
  • Al Tompkins, Poynter
  • Mc Nelly Torres, NBC6 South Florida
  • Serdar Tumgoren, The Associated Press
  • Jodi Upton, USA TODAY
  • Daniel Velasco, Swedish Radio
  • Daniel Wagner, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe
  • Tracy Weber, ProPublica
  • Lance Williams, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Bernice Yeung, The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Mia Zuckerkandel, The Center for Investigative Reporting