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IRE members win awards for health care reporting

Several IRE members were among the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. The Association of Health Care Journalists received more than 475 entries across 12 categories.

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The following IRE members received recognition:

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IRE members win 2014 Goldsmith Prize

Seven IRE members from two news organizations won the 2014 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Zubak-Skees of the Center for Public Integrity and Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News were recognized for their work on “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine.”

The yearlong investigation examines how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, have helped defeat the benefits claims of miners sick and dying of black lung, even as disease rates are on the rise and an increasing ...

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13 IRE members honored with Polk awards

The winners of the 2103 George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced Sunday by Long Island University, included 13 IRE members. The awards honor special achievement in journalism, particularly in the areas of investigative and enterprise reporting. The following IRE members were among this year’s 30 recipients of awards given in 13 categories:

  • Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian) won one of three awards given for national security reporting for his article about the collection of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
  • Laura Poitras (The Guardian) also was recognized, along with Barton Gellman ...
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Google Hangout: Philip Meyer Journalism Award winners discuss best practices for data journalism

Join award winning data journalists Jennifer LaFleur, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, David Donald, of the Center for Public Integrity and Tom Hargrove of the Scripps-Howard News Service as they talk about their best practices for great data reporting. They'll also be touching on the stories that won them Philip Meyer Journalism Awards (this year's deadline for the awards is next week). Steve Doig of Arizona State University will be moderating.

Tune in November 11th at 11 am CST. To access this webinar and others that IRE has hosted, go here: http://ire.org/events-and-training/online-tra ...

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IRE members win Barlett and Steele Awards from Reynolds Center

Four IRE members were among journalists honored in the seventh annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, announced today by the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.

The awards are named for the investigative team of Don Barlett and James Steele, they are funded by the Reynolds Center and celebrate the  best in investigative business journalism. This year's winners:

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  • America’s Worst Charities, by IRE members Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart in a joint project  of the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting, received the top gold award of $5,000. Reporters identified ...
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Enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest

It's once again time to enter the the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online.

Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer's pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities and other social science tools in creative ways that lead to journalism vital to the community. Three awards are given annually:

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

For more information on the awards listen to Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism ...

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IRE seeks nominations for inaugural government secrecy award

Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. is launching a new award -- dubbed the Golden Padlock -- recognizing the most secretive publicly-funded agency or person in the United States. It is calling on journalists and the public for worthy nominees.

"This honor acknowledges the dedication of government officials working tirelessly to keep vital information hidden from the public," said David Cay Johnston, president of IRE . "Their abiding commitment to secrecy and impressive skill in information suppression routinely keeps knowledge about everything from public health risks to government waste beyond the reach of citizens who pay their salaries."

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Policy prohibiting IRE Board member entries in awards to be reconsidered

At its June 20 meeting during our annual conference in San Antonio, the IRE Board of Directors will consider modifying the policy that bans entries in the IRE Awards if a Board member has been involved with a story at any level.

IRE currently has one of the strictest such policies of any journalism contest. Under the policy, any involvement by a board member makes a story ineligible. In addition to writing, reporting, editing and producing, this has been interpreted to include senior editors who helped provide direction or did a final read on a project.

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Campus Coverage student wins Betty Gage Holland Award

Investigative Reporters & Editors salutes Linsdey Hobbs of Otterbein University in Ohio, recipient of the eighth annual Betty Gage Holland Award recognizing excellence in college journalism. Hobbs and the student newspaper at Otterbein, The Tan & Cardinal, were honored for their continued coverage of increased secrecy surrounding campus crime in 2012.

After Otterbein's campus security force gained certification as a full police department in late 2011, Hobbs investigated. She found a longstanding pattern of student misdemeanors -- and sometimes more serious crimes -- being handled through campus judicial proceedings rather than criminal courts. Subsequent reporting by Hobbs also details the inconsistency with which ...

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Seven IRE members honored with Polk awards

Seven IRE members were among winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced today by Long Island University. The annual George Polk Awards in Journalism were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS Correspondent murdered in 1948 while reporting on the civil war in Greece. The following IRE members were honored in this year’s awards:

  • David Corn of Mother Jones won the George Polk Award for Political Reporting for his work securing and publishing video of  the “47 percent” remarks from 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. See the full story ...
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