The IRE Journal, the award-winning magazine of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., is published four times a year and contains journalist profiles, how-to stories, reviews, investigative ideas and backgrounding tips. Our audience is journalists from all media, journalism educators or students who want to hone their investigative skills— from tried-and-true Watchdog fundamentals to the latest innovations that help you get the story. The answers come from the reporters, editors or producers writing in the Journal about their own experiences with investigative projects.
Each print issue offers "centerpiece stories" exploring the techniques behind investigations on a single theme, chosen to reflect major news trends, outstanding investigative work, and core topics relevant to journalists. The centerpiece package is accompanied by a list of IRE Resources, past stories, and Web resources to jumpstart your coverage of this issue. Other popular Journal features include "Member News" updates; "FOI Files" focusing on access to public information; investigative journalism book reviews; and selected articles from Uplink, our online computer-assisted reporting newsletter.
The Journal is included with IRE membership. It keeps members updated on the latest news, upcoming events and training opportunities from IRE and NICAR. Members may also submit items for the Member News column. Search the full-text archives of the IRE Journal (members only).
Back issues of The IRE Journal may be purchased for $10 each. An additional $10 user fee is charged to nonmembers. Contact the Resource Center at 573-882-3364 to check on availability. Search past issues..
How to subscribe
Nonmembers may purchase a one-year subscription for $70. Institutional subscriptions for libraries and other organizations are available. International individual subscriptions may be purchased for $90.
Uplink, the bimonthly computer-assisted reporting newsletter published by Investigative Reporters & Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. NICAR is a joint project of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Launched in 1991 as a print newsletter, Uplink was redesigned as an electronic newsletter (in PDF format) in January 2007. The new format provided features, such as interactivity, color graphics and instant delivery, that perfectly complimented Uplink content devoted to the use of technology in news reporting. The change prompted IRE and NICAR to take the next step and publish Uplink on NICAR’s website to facilitate even more timely updates and content.
Uplink features stories explaining how journalists successfully used data analysis for investigative projects, breaking news, and everyday beat coverage. It’s a forum for discussing the latest ways to map data for news stories or how to deliver innovative data packages online. Other important topics include changes in government data-access policies, and the recent transition of government agencies to providing data online, rather than in print format.
The columns in Uplink provide valuable pointers for database analysis, software and technology tips, plus success stories written by journalists new to CAR. The issues also include stories by Database Library staff about its data and resources, plus information on upcoming IRE conferences and other training opportunities.
Subscription price is $40 for IRE members, $60 for nonmembers. Institutional subscriptions are $70. Back issues of Uplink may be purchased for $10 each. An additional $10 user fee is charged to nonmembers. Check with the Resource Center at 573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.