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Longtime member pledges debut book royalties to IRE endowment

Nancy Stancill, an IRE member for 25 years and a former board member, has pledged royalties from her debut suspense novel Saving Texas, to the IRE endowment. 

Stancill, of Charlotte, N.C., has pledged the royalties from the first thousand books she sells to support the Godfrey Wells Stancill Small Newspaper Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2006 in memory of her father, so far has paid expenses for six journalists from small dailies to get training at IRE's national conference. Stancill's father was a longtime editor and publisher in Virginia. 

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Eight newsrooms awarded grants for data projects

IRE is pleased to announce that eight newsrooms will be awarded grants thanks to the $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. The grants will support data-driven investigations by providing journalists with access to data, new tools and necessary training. 

The fund's two broad priorities were to support specific investigative projects and to better equip news organizations to do data analysis work in the future.

"IRE has long been a force for new ideas and tools for doing investigative journalism, and the generosity of this grant from Google recognizes that tradition," said Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at ASU ...

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Diversity fellowships available for CAR Conference

Through the generosity of the Philip L. Graham Fund and the Chicago Tribune Foundation, IRE is pleased to offer Minority Fellowships to allow a limited number of professional journalists to attend the CAR (still accepting applications) and IRE conferences. These fellowships cover a 1-year IRE membership; conference registration fees; up to $600 for hotel accommodations and $500 reimbursement for travel.

Applicants for these awards should identify themselves with one of the minority groups listed on the application.

Conference Information:

Questions: Contact John Green at jgreen@ire.org or 573-882-2772

Now accepting 2013 CAR Conference T-shirt designs

The journalists who attend the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference do many things for their newsrooms: They analyze data, build websites, write stories, scrape and acquire records.

To honor this work, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting will sell a T-shirt celebrating the data geek in us all, and you'll help design it. Proceeds from the shirt will help raise funds for future NICAR training events.

For CAR 2012, you regaled us with your designs, SQL and puns. It was an epic competition, but two T-shirts rule them all. We're opening the competition once again - what will you think of ...

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Why I support IRE

Three journalists from various backgrounds spoke during the IRE Awards luncheon in Baltimore on June 13 on why IRE is so important to their careers and to the future of investigative journalism. Click to listen. (6:20 – mp3 format) The speakers were:
  • Mark Horvit, IRE executive director (brief intro).
  • James Steele, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and one-half of Barlett and Steele, the longest running investigative reporting team in American journalism.
  • Mark Greenblatt, award-winning investigative reporter for KHOU-Houston.
  • Laura Frank, investigative reporter for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver until it closed Feb. 27; she now is helping launch the ...
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Please help IRE obtain a Challenge Fund for Journalism Grant

UPDATE: With the support of dedicated IRE members and others who believe in the importance of investigative journalism, we passed our $75,000 goal. Sincere thanks! IRE gives journalists the skills and tools that enable them to fulfill their watchdog role, and your contribution will assist in continuing these efforts. IRE is a dynamic force in journalism, training thousands of journalists each year and providing resources and encouragement for investigative work of the highest caliber. Year after year, we help print, broadcast and online journalists throughout the world become better watchdogs for society. And year after year, IRE helps journalists ... Read more ...