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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors

2014 Board Election Schedule

May 1 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins

May 30 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot

June 6 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online

June 26 – Deadline to get on the ballot

June 28 – Candidate forum at 6 p.m., voting closes at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Starting May 1 we will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. Seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election.

For the first time this year, elections for the IRE Board of ...

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Start planning for the 2014 IRE Conference in San Francisco

The IRE Conference in San Francisco is only a few months away. Here are a few things to consider as you make your travel plans:

 

Expected Speakers and Sessions

The best in the business will gather for panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Still on the fence? Check out our lists of expected speakers and sessions. More names and titles will be added as the conference approaches.

SPEAKERS | SESSIONS

 

Baseball Tickets

Grab your friends and enjoy a night cheering on the San Francisco ...

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Sign up for mentoring at the IRE Conference in San Francisco

The IRE Conference offers an opportunity for in-depth, one-on-one coaching on investigative reporting. These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging stories or follow-up ideas.

IRE pairs those who signed up with a mentor, and contact information is provided to both mentors and those who want to be mentored. Mentors and mentees can then agree on a time and place to meet at the conference.  

These sessions are not for job seekers; they are designed for teaching and sharing information. Mentees should bring examples of work and story ideas.(Note: IRE is unable to provide private access to ...

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The details of uncovering performance-enhancing drug abuse

T.J. Quinn leads discussion on “Performance Enhancing Drugs” as Michael Fish looks on. Photo: Travis Hartman.

Major League Baseball continues to deal with its performance-enhancing drug issue and the fallout from lengthy suspensions to some of the games most prominent players, such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. Want to find out how it got to this point and how to dig into the topic? Listen to the details of how journalists at ESPN and The Associated Press investigated performance-enhancing drugs in sports. 

Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn of ESPN and Jeff Donn of The Associated Press spoke ...

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New webinar: Search strategies, sites and databases for investigative reporting

Google’s not the only search game in town. Learn about search sites that provide different pools of information and unique features. Discover resources to help with people finding, fact-checking and social search in the surface and the deep Web. 

Barbara Gray, Distinguished Lecturer & Interim Chief Librarian at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and a former Director of News Research at The New York Times, explains advanced techniques to get the most out of your search, including getting around the "filter bubble" to find the ...

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The Obama administration's war on leaks

Leonard Downie Jr, far right, moderates the showcase panel entitled "The government's war on leaks" with (l-r) Michael Oreskes of the Associated Press, Lucy Dalglish of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, author James Bamford and independent journalist Quinn Norton. Photo: Travis Hartman.

The Obama administration’s war on leaks didn’t start with Edward Snowden ...

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Outside the U.S., reporting amid danger

By Perla Arellano

In areas such as Mexico and parts of the Middle East, many journalists have died in their role as watchdogs.

At the recent IRE Conference in San Antonio, the session “Reporting amid danger: When journalist are targeted and newsrooms are infiltrated” included Tim Johnson from McClatchy Newspapers, Gaston Monge Estrada from El Universal, Rana Sabbagh from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, and Andrew Donohue from The Center of Investigative Reporting as moderator.

Many journalists have died because of their work in Mexico after reporting on drug gangs and crime, and many times officers write it off as ...

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How journalists can work with whistleblowers and protect sources

Leonard Downie Jr, far right, moderates the 2013 IRE Conference's showcase panel with, Michael Oreskes of the Associated Press, Lucy Dalglish of the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, author James Bamford and journalist Quinn Norton. The panel was one of several at the conference focused on leaks and whistleblowers. Photo by Travis Hartman.

By Perla Arellano and Erin Griffin

Pia Malbran of CBS News, David Corn from Mother Jones and Angie Moreschi from James Hoyer Law Firm discussed the relationship between journalists and whistleblowers and offered advice for protecting sources at the recent IRE Conference in San Antonio.

Moreschi ...

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Discovering data at the IRE Conference

Jewel Loree, of Tableau Software, uses her hands to illustrate how the software reformats data into columns during the Tabluea Public for beginners session. Photo by Travis Hartman.

By Kathryn Sharkey

It’s a word mentioned over and over at the IRE Conference, whether you’re at a specific panel on the subject or not: data.

This is my first time attending an IRE conference and I already knew that data can add real power to a story, which is why I made sure to attend the Tableau software hands-on training for better ideas and skills on what to with ...

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