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IRE members honored with Polk awards

The winners of the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced Sunday by Long Island University, included several IRE members. The awards honor special achievement in journalism, particularly in the areas of investigative and enterprise reporting. The following IRE members were honored in this year’s awards:

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  • Rania Abouzeid, an independent journalist writing for Politico Magazine, received the foreign reporting award for “The Jihad Next Door.” Read the story.
  • Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic was recognized in the military reporting category for his ...
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Members to vote at CAR Conference to give student members voting rights

There will be a brief membership meeting at the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Atlanta to vote on several changes to the Articles of Incorporation.

The first of these changes IRE's rules to allow student members to vote. Currently students and associate members do not have voting rights. IRE's Board of Directors met in June and voted unanimously to extend voting rights to students. That change must be approved by membership to be enacted.

The next redefines what a "professional member" is, to better reflect the way the news business has changed and crucial new roles have been created ...

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Mark your calendar for the first IRE Seattle Meetup this month

Join us for the first-ever IRE Seattle Meetup! We’ll be joining with AAJA and SPJ and gathering at The Diller Room (1224 First Ave. in Seattle) on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 5-8 p.m. As with all of our Meetups, you don’t have to be an IRE member to attend. So bring a friend, colleague or anyone you know who loves investigative reporting/data journalism.

Please RSVP online for the event and join the IRE Seatle Meetup group if you haven’t already. 

Not in Seattle? We have six Meetup groups across the country.

Several IRE members win 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards

Congratulations to the several IRE members who recently were recognized with 2015 duPont-Columbia Awards. Their hard work and dedication to good investigative journalism helps keep the public informed and educated on important topics that affect their daily lives and communities.

Wendy Halloran, Mark Phillips, Bryan West and Mark Casey, along with colleagues at KPNX 12 News in Phoenix, for "Raked Over the Coals." The team doggedly pursued and refuted claims that the city’s arson squad had the highest arson clearance rate of any major U.S. city’s fire department.

Madeleine Baran, Mike Cronin, Tom Scheck and the team ...

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Learn about IRE Meetups and RSVP for events in 3 cities this month

Join journalists in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles for IRE Meetups later this month. You don’t have to be an IRE member to attend these events, but we encourage you to RSVP on the event pages linked below.

  • Los Angeles | Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. | RSVP
  • Chicago | Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. | RSVP
  • New York | Monday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. | RSVP

IRE has member-organized Meetup groups in six cities. We’ll be compiling event and group information on our new IRE Meetups page.

Mark your calendar for the IRE Chicago Meetup next month

The IRE Chicago Meetup crew is partnering with the Chicago Headline Club for its next happy hour. The Chicago Headline Club holds Burger Nights every month, and the next one is Sept. 12 at The Billy Goat (430 N. Michigan Ave). So, bring a colleague to introduce to the Investigative Reporters and Editors community and come down for some burgers, investigative reporting and meeting other reporters. 

Please join the Chicago IRE Meetup group if you haven’t already. No need to RSVP beyond the meetup website.

Do universities play a role in student suicides?

By Nikhila Henry, The Times of India

Can the dead talk? In rare cases they do.

Mudassir Kamran, a 25-year-old Kashmiri student hanged himself in a single bed hostel room at English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India on March 2, 2013.

A day before, the scholar was summoned to a nearby police station and questioned on counts of “harassing” a fellow male student, Vasim Salim. Some administrative staff of the university worked with the police in this round of questioning.

While this at first seemed ...

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IRE members recognized in 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among journalists recognized in the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.

The Washington Post and The Guardian US won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their work exposing secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. Several IRE members contributed to the reporting.

Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity won for Investigative Reporting for “his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.”

Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times ...

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Catch up with some of IRE’s international members

While many of our members work in the United States, hundreds of international journalists contribute to the IRE community. IRE membership stretches from Australia to Argentina. It includes journalists in more than 50 countries, including Pakistan, Kenya, India, Finland and Switzerland. We asked a few of our international members to tell us what they’ve been working on.

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Swiss data journalism team investigates commercial interests of those with parliamentary access

About 400 people have a badge that allows them to access the Swiss Federal Assembly in Berne. The Swiss daily Neue Zürcher ...

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IRE members honored with Peabody Awards

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were named 2013 Peabody Award winners. To learn more about the awards, click here.


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