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Submit session, speaker ideas for NICAR15 in Atlanta

We're gearing up for our annual data journalism conference March 5-8 in Atlanta and want your input to make this the best NICAR yet.

We're accepting session and speaker ideas through September 12. Please submit your ideas using the link below. If you'd rather send them via email, please use confideas@ire.org.

Thanks to all of you who've submitted ideas and attended our conferences in the past. We couldn't do it without you. Your enthusiasm and creativity help us put on amazing events and we can't wait to see your latest ideas.

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A Canadian journalist reflects on the IRE Conference

By Stanley Tromp, IRE member and independent journalist

If anyone thinks that investigative reporting is a sunset profession, this idea was obliterated for me after I attended the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ superlative conference in San Francisco in late June. There, some of the toughest and sharpest investigative reporters in the United States shared their skills, which reporters usually keep hidden, with remarkable generosity at more than 100 panels and workshops.

The speakers taught 1,600 delegates from around the world new ways to investigate the courts, organized crime, government surveillance, health care, college sports, immigration, whistleblowers, clean energy, religion ...

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IRE by Design winners, schedule announced

All of the following pop-up IRE by Design sessions will take place from 4:50 - 5:50 PM. You can find panel descriptions here.

Salon 1-3 | Help shape FOIA reform & join the #FOIAFriday community

Salon 4-6 | Managing your manager and wrangling your calendar

Salon 10-11 | The freelance dilemma: How to get your investigative story made

Salon 12-13 | More investigative interview tips and tactics with Julian Sher

Club Room | Tilling the fields of agribusiness: You should do this. Here's why and how

Nob Hill C | Local public employee salaries: Requesting and analyzing public payroll

Nob Hill D | Web scraping made ...

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11 tips for successfully managing investigative projects

By Stephanie Ebbs

Investigative reporting is time-consuming and managing such laborious, long-term projects is a common concern for reporters and editors. The “Managing and Juggling Investigative Projects” panel addressed some of the ways journalists can incorporate investigative work while “feeding the beast” of daily news.

The panelists came from different types of news media but said time management is a concern across the board. Liz Roldan, news director for WFOR, Miami’s CBS affiliate, brought in the broadcast perspective. Sarah Karp from Catalyst Magazine in Chicago talked about  time management at a digital and print magazine focused on education coverage ...

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IRE Conference kicks off with record attendance

The 2014 IRE Conference is underway in San Francisco. We've got record turnout, with more than 1,500 journalists registered.

 Below are a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! Check back regularly for the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference.

Hotel Information

The conference is taking place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.  

Registration

Conference registration opens Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will re-open Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. Registration remains open Friday and Saturday on the lower ...

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IRE 2014 schedules changes and updates

Welcome! Please see below changes to the schedule and other notes. For the most up-to-date schedule and description information, be sure to visit the conference website or app.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

New dates and times are listed below

Rapid data publishing with Caspio

Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Nob Hill D

 

SPEAKER CHANGES

THURSDAY

Mapping sea surges: A model for hyperlocal reporting on climate impact (Sponsored by New America Media)
9-10 a.m., Salon 7
Speakers: Laura Flynn, NPR; Barbara Grady, Oakland Local; Jesse Liang, KTSF-San Francisco; Ngoc Nguyen, New America Media; Sandy Close, New America Media (moderator)

 

Data-driven ethics: Tricky ...

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Propose, vote on ‘IRE by Design’ pop-up sessions

How to propose, vote on sessions

Wednesday - Friday: Propose a panel online

Wednesday - Saturday noon: Vote online for sessions you'd like to attend

Saturday, noon – IRE staff announces the winning sessions during the awards luncheon and posts information online

Saturday, 4:50-5:50 pm: – Winning sessions take place. Locations for each panel will be posted online.

Starting today you can submit panel ideas for IRE by Design, a set of seven Saturday sessions that are designed by attendees.

Here's the idea: Even with more than 150 sessions, we often hear from attendees who wish we'd had just ...

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IRE Preview: Seven sessions to be proposed, voted on and presented by attendees

How to propose, vote on sessions

Thursday (6/26) - Friday (6/27): Propose a panel online

Saturday (6/28), 7 a.m. - noon: Vote online for sessions you'd like to attend

Saturday, noon – IRE staff announces the winning sessions during the awards luncheon and posts information online

Saturday, 4:50-5:50 pm: – Winning sessions take place. Locations for each panel will be posted online.

Even with more than 150 sessions, we often hear from attendees who wish we'd had just one more session on a topic we missed; or that we'd been able to get this fantastic ...

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IRE Preview: New speakers, sessions added to schedule

We're offering more than 100 sessions focused on honing specific skills, covering key beats, digging into data and documents and much more. Here are a few highlights we recently added to the schedule:

  • This year's Showcase Panel will focus on government surveillance – how to cover it as a story and how those prying eyes impact your work. Panelists include former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, members of the Guardian and Washington Post teams whose award-winning work exposed many of the issues, and more. Separately, the Electronic Frontier Foundation will hold a couple of hands-on sessions to ...
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Struggling with a federal FOIA request? Get help from the Office of Government Information Services

Need help with a federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request? Wondering how the whole FOIA process works? Want to better understand an agency’s response to your request? Sign up for a short one-on-one session with a representative from the federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office. 

The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is a neutral office within the National Archives to which anyone — requester or federal agency — can come for assistance with the FOIA process. Kirsten B. Mitchell, a former journalist and current OGIS facilitator, will be available at the IRE Conference on Friday, June 27, from 1:30 ...

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