It’s that time of year again – time to consider entering your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014.
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Day three of the IRE Conference was jam-packed with the IRE Awards Luncheon, a full slate of sessions, the IRE membership meeting and Board of Director elections. Six members were elected to the board.
During the IRE Awards luncheon, IRE member Andy Hall detailed the situation in Wisconsin, in which the state government attempted to kick a journalism nonprofit out of its headquarters at the University of Wisconsin. IRE unveiled the inaugural Golden Padlock Award, honoring a government agency for unrelenting commitment to undermining the public's right to know. The honor went to U.S. Border Patrol. Soon after ...Read more ...
Later this month, Alex Stuckey will receive an IRE award for her story “Drug Under the Rug,” an investigation into the Athens County Ohio law enforcement agencies' failure to report property that was seized and forfeited after drug busts. Her four month investigation of the missing reports occurred while she was a student reporter for The Post at Ohio University. Her investigation eventually revealed that 69 percent of 670 agencies in Ohio had broken the law by failing to report police property seizures. Stuckey is being honored, according to judges’ comments, for showing “remarkable determination by a single student journalist ...Read more ...
We need two thoughtful and committed judges for the 2013 IRE Contest Committee! They will be elected by the membership at the Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio.
What are you getting into if you say yes?
You will learn so much from your colleagues work. We guarantee you will feel good about what you have done.
You will have served IRE well.
But, as a contest judge you may not enter any of your own work or any work in which you have had a substantial part during the year you serve.
There is a time commitment: You will ...Read more ...
Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review won an IRE Award this week for his project “Rules of Engagement”, which traced the events of March 6, 2007, when U.S. soldiers shot three unarmed deaf Iraqi boys.
Prine, a military veteran, got a tip about the killings, which he "relentlessly pursued in the face of enormous obstacles and personal peril," facing threats to him and his wife, the contest judges wrote. Prine spent two years tracking down the story and ultimately ...Read more ...
Investigations that spanned borders and oceans are among the work honored in the 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards.
An intrepid reporter from Pittsburgh followed a story to Iraq to expose the cover-up of a killing. A team of broadcast journalists withstood heated criticism from the U.S. State Department over their work in Benghazi, Libya. A team of Swedish journalists traced its government’s money to a secret weapons plant in Saudi Arabia. New York and Mexico City-based reporters working together uncovered bribery in Mexico from a company based in Arkansas, with repercussions in India. A Spanish-language broadcaster in the ...Read more ...
The IRE Awards is our annual contest recognizing the best in investigative reporting by print, broadcast and online media. Enter the 2012 IRE Awards contest, now online! The official deadline for entries is Jan 11, 2013. Don't miss the chance to have your work honored.
For those of you whom are unaware of what happens to your contest submissions after all the awards are given out, here's a glimpse.
Stories entered into the IRE Awards, starting in 1979, have become part of IRE's historic story library. This collection is used by journalists worldwide to look at what ...
Investigations that exposed major abuses and wrongdoing by law enforcement agencies and the failure of government to protect society’s most vulnerable members are among the work honored in the 2011 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.
Covering 15 categories across several media platforms and a range of market sizes, the IRE Awards recognize the most outstanding watchdog journalism of the year. The contest, which began in 1979, received over 430 entries this year.
“Despite devastating cutbacks across the news business, investigative reporting is alive and well, and really making a difference in our society,” said Lea Thompson, contest committee co-chairwoman ...Read more ...
Don't forget to submit your best investigative reporting to the 2011 IRE Awards contest. The postmark deadline is January 13th, 2012.
2011 marked the 33rd year for the IRE Awards, which honor the best in investigative reporting in all types of media. This year, to better reflect the evolving nature of the industry, and the challenges inherent in the categories as they existed, we have restructured the categories for our awards.
For more information on how we've changed or for details on how to enter, click here.
This is a season of evolution at IRE
We have rebuilt our IRE Awards categories to better reflect the ways in which news is gathered and presented. And we have launched a new website that is easier to navigate, makes it easier for you to take advantage of our resources and gives you more control over your membership.
Why did we revamp the IRE Awards? Simple: our industry is changing and we needed to change with it. Periodically over the past three decades, the awards categories have been altered and the entry guidelines revised, as circulation and viewership trends changed ...Read more ...