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Investigating the mental health system? We’ve got tips from a pro.

Tasked with reporting on mental health? Take a few minutes to listen to tips from Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kissinger attended a recent Watchdog Workshop to talk about her series of award-winning stories investigating caregivers.

"We found people living in squalor," Kissinger said. "It really upset people." So how did she find them? She talked to people who had seen the worst of the worst. Listen to her explain the process:

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Inside the IRE Awards: Secrecy for Sale

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here.

Secrecy for Sale

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) "Secrecy For Sale: Inside The Global Offshore Money Maze" is one of the largest and most complex cross-border investigative projects in journalism history.

Mar Cabra of ICIJ explains some of the ways some the 110 journalists in about 60 countries communicated in order to comb through the offshore tax haven data base compiled ...

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Inside the IRE Awards: The Prescribers

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here.

The Prescribers

ProPublica reporters Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber, Jennifer LaFleur and others were able to get Medicare Part D data released for the first time. Hear how to use their tools, the FOI process, and an example of a story they found.

Ornstein and LaFleur introduce the database and go over some basics on it's use. The Prescriber Checkup tool is available ...

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Inside the IRE Awards: Deadly Delays

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here.

Deadly Delays

"Deadly Delays" exposed processing delays that put newborn lives at risk. Ellen Gabler is the reporter and assistant editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative team. Hear how the team fought for and analyzed data that helped change the screening process in multiple states.

Gabler described the screening process and its importance to a newborn's health. The team found thousands ...
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Inside the IRE Awards: The Child Exchange

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here.

The Child Exchange

Members from the Reuters investigative team spoke at the NICAR conference about the 2013 IRE Award-winning story, "The Child Exchange."

Megan Twohey, Ryan McNeill, Janet Roberts, Robin Respaut, Charlie Szymanski, Matthew Weber, Maryanne Murray, Zachary Goelman, Jim Bourg, Troy Dunkley and Blake Morr all worked on developing the story.

 

Janet Roberts from Reuters explains how reporter Megan Twohey’s story ...
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Today is the last day to enter the 2013 IRE Awards

ENTER YOUR BEST INVESTIGATIVE WORK INTO THE 2013 IRE AWARDS, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Did you do some great investigative reporting in 2013? Then you should 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 (Broadcast/Video, Radio/Audio, Print/Online, Books, Multimedia and some categories with a cash prize). Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014, 11:59 PST.

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2013 IRE Awards now open for submissions

ENTER YOUR BEST INVESTIGATIVE WORK INTO THE 2013 IRE AWARDS.

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.

For details on how to enter, go here. To view past winners, go here.

Day three of the IRE Conference, in pictures

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 ...

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Behind the Story: Student investigation wins IRE award

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 ...

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Calling for IRE Contest judges

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 ...

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